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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Shetland Triangle



Barbara Walker says the fir cone pattern is prone to pucker, and puckers I have! The yarn is Alpaca, Alpaquita Superfina, "Finest Quality Andean Yarn", 100% alpaca from Peru given to me by my sister. There is no information about this yarn's weight, but I would guess fingering. This yarn has had many trials but I think it's found its groove in the Shetland Triangle. The pattern starts with a little 2 stitch garter st, and is growing by the fir cone! It's taking longer and longer to finish a row. In the meantime, Totoro and friends decided to rehearse their version of Mirrormask on the cushy, but somewhat hairy surface.

I know one type of yarn I'm going to search for on my trip...lace weight yarn in a cheery color! I think I was going through some sort of Stevie Nicks black lace phase when I bought that black Zephyr.

I hope Alpaca blocks or I'm in big trouble.

10 comments:

Bitterknitter said...

Alpaca does, indeed, block! Fear not! It will be beautiful. Can't wait to see!
-Lisa

Opal said...

The alpaca will block out beautifully. What a lovely colour it is.

Toni said...

Pucker away--it's going to be so pretty!

debbie said...

oh i love the color and i practically can feel the soft puckers!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I am looking forward to seeing you block the shawl. The Totoro's look like they are having fun!
=:8

kimberly said...

I just adore alpaca. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Theresa said...

Your knitting is absolutely beautiful!

KnitPastis said...

Ohhh how I love alpaca yarn! It's so darn soft! Love your comparison of your black yarn to Stevie Nicks! LOL Her music is awesome.

Theresa said...

Alpaca has so much silky drape when blocked - it'll be lovely. Trust in the blocking.

LisaB said...

It is beautiful so far!
I am making the Fir Cone Square Shawl right now, so I understand about the puckering cones!