I finished a project! My New Year's Resolution is coming true!
This is a yarn I bought from the Braidwood Alpaca Shop, and it's a 4ply 100% alpaca wool.
The pattern was free with the yarn! But it's a very simple 4 row repeat, using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2. I used 44 stitches for mine:
Row 1: K1, *YO, K2, K2tog, K2*, repeat until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *K2, K2tog, K2, YO*, repeat until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 4: Purl.
As you can see, rows 1 and 3 are basically the same except moved along 1 stitch.
I did this mostly while we were away in Adelaide recently, and finished it off today. It seemed to take me a long time, but that may have been because it was kind of tedious. I also am really looking forward to starting something new, but I still have to finish off something else first!!The "chevron" is a little hard to see actually, but the K2togs make little chevrons if you look at it the right way.
It's just as long as my xylophone! About 185cm.After I steamed it, it flattened out and looked fantastic. I love it! Alpaca wool is so soft and beautiful, it drapes a bit nicer than sheep's wool in my opinion.
Now let's wait for the weather to cool down so I can actually wear it!