This has easily got to be one of the most beautiful things I have knitted to date.
I finished the Lamplight Shawl today.
As I mentioned in my last post about this shawl, I knitted it in fingering weight alpaca silk because I wanted a larger shawl. It’s a soft, warm hug around my shoulders.
I talked to Andy at Flagstaff Alpacas about the yarn as it is different to the usual alpaca/silk blends you find on the market these days. Most alpaca/silk blends that I have come across have a predominance of silk in them, but as the aim of Flagstaff Alpacas is to highlight the beautiful alpaca fibre, Andy deliberately kept the alpaca dominant in this blend, with only 20% silk content.
The silk content is enough to give the yarn more lustre than a straight alpaca, and there is a certain body and buttery quality to the strand that you don’t get with pure alpaca. It’s rather scrumptious.
I was impatient to show it to you, so this is it unblocked. It’s now spread all over my bed, drying.
Hurry up and dry already so I can wear you!!!
In other news, watch out for a post from me on Wednesday. I will be releasing a new design!! It has something to do with the image you see below.
Keep calm and carry yarn!