Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knitting with Exotic Yarns

This scarf  has knitted up to be probably one of the most touchable garments I've ever made. I had around 200 yards of this lovely handspun yarn from Moonwood Farms that I set aside for inspiration. Roo Kline spun this fuzzy peach with the fiber content of alpaca, tussah silk, and angora rabbit. I paired this yarn with 4 other yarns for the perfect marriage of softness and luxury.

The dark brown in the photo is a 100% alpaca from LaMotte, Iowa. The second is a greyish yarn (the photo shows it as a grey yarn) that is 70% mink 30% cashmere yarn from Great Northern Yarns. The light brown yarn is 100% baby camel from Etsy seller NorthcottWilson and the cream/light greyish yarn is also from the same source with the fiber content as a blend of white camel and yak.

The scarf will be finished for this weekend's Kentuck Art Show in Northport/Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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