Alpaca F.O.

This one sneaked up on me, an unplanned project which slipped off the needles with surprising speed.

The single skein was holiday treasure from Solva Woollen Mill in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from alpacas living just along the road from the mill.


With approximately 300 metres in the ball, the options were going to be limited, so I knitted a tension square and then set the skein aside while I watched for suitable patterns to cross my path.

A few months later, Ysolda Teague’s Scroll Lace Scarf caught my eye. A perfect match, and I decided to cast on straight away!

It grew quickly on 5.5 mm needles, and here’s the result …




More knitted memories to keep me warm 🙂

Have you found a perfect pattern for a specific skein recently? I’d love to hear all about it!



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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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4 Responses to Alpaca F.O.

  1. Abby Kershaw says:

    That’s really pretty – might have to make one of those myself 🙂

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  2. swissrose says:

    That’s lovely, and so much of the alpaca character, too – a fancy version of my heirloom lace!

    Yes, I was delighted that the similarly crescent-shaped shawl Irmelie with its double heart motif was a perfect fit for my Ravelry Red skein from Paris on our anniversary 🙂

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      I’m not sure it compares with your heirloom lace – my 5.5 mm needles felt like cheating 😉 Your red shawl is beautiful – and a perfect design for your anniversary yarn! Isn’t it lovely when the yarn and pattern work so well with one another? 🙂


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