Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alpaca Sea Change Scarflet

This little scarflet turned out quite lovely. I was given some carded naturally brown alpaca and spun it up for a first trial of a lace knitted scarf.  I dyed with blue, purple and turqoise jaguard dye but although initial inspection looked realy promissing, in washing the yarn, most of the dye came out still leaving quite a nice mottly colouring that gave an interesting effect.

I used the following pattern;

I knitted this shawl while on holiday, camping at the beach and it occured to me how similar the colouring in it was to the beach, dune, grasses, water, sky environment I was in. Therefore, I named it Sea Change and found a nice piece of driftwood to use as a pin.


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