Friday, October 11, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Alpaca Cape

I was trolling through Ravelry last month trying to decide if I really wanted to make Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket with the yarn I had set aside for it.

Hubba had given me ~1200 yards of a black baby alpaca yarn a while back.  I thought that I would either make a sweater or the blanket, but it's one of those things that never quite sat right with me, so I had not cast anything on.

Then I found this....

It's almost a blanket, but not really... I don't really need another blanket anyway.  It's one thing that we have plenty of.

I am very much a less-is-more kind of girl... and I enjoy cables.  So I think this cape/shawl is simple enough to work on while chatting but has just enough going on to keep it interesting and to add a little drama to the finished product.


I'm a little over half-way through ball 1 of 10, so this is going to be a long-term project.  ;-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

9 comments:

Vivian said...

The shawl looks very interesting and will be warm and cozy in baby alpaca.

MarmePurl said...

What a cool looking wrap. I bet it will go fast and not be all that long term.

Voie de Vie said...

I love that wrap! I think it's going to be gorgeous in that yarn, and can't wait to see how it unfolds.

Cathy said...

Ohhh I love the pattern, it's going to be gorgeous I'm sure. How are you finding it working cables with black yarn?

Andria said...

Less is totally more. Great project, I love waiting for just the right thing for the yarn--it has to speak to you :)

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I like it!

It will be gorgeous in the black too.

BTW, I responded to your question about my socks in my blog comments section. Not sure if you get a notification so go back and check it out.

Kathryn Ray said...

@Cathy - I'm not up to the cables yet, but with the black yarn I need to make sure I'm working with good light.

Thank you all.... I've very excited about this project. :-)

Nancy McCarroll said...

Nice color on your shawl that will look great with your hair. I am in Grand Junction, CO. Where are you?

I love the Jamieson yarn because I fell in love with Lerwick AND Scotland this summer. Making my husband a watch cap with Jamison 2 ply held double...with sheep knitted in the hat.

Chrisknits said...

Love the pattern. Will be watching your progress.