Saturday, July 4, 2009

alpaca mitts

On the TTC Knitalong, the Purple Purl gave out skeins of Mainland baby alpaca. Alpaca fiber is warmer than wool, and, without any Lanolin, it's hypoallergenic - good for mittens. For these mitts, I'm using this pattern combining a medium brown solid yarn with a light fawn/medium brown twist yarn. These are the natural colours of the alpaca fiber and are just beautiful.

The yarn is an absolute pleasure to knit. It's so soft and silky that I feel compelled to make everyone around me touch it, to ooh and aah. Think I'll get going on the second mitt now, then give some thought to a matching hat. Happy 4th of July to our American friends!

1 comment:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the mitten looks fab, very cosy