Its been month (months!) since I’ve knitted anything and my needles have been feeling neglected. And one of my goals for the month is to start knitting a sweater. Before I jumped right into a project as big as a sweater, I knitted this thing.
There was a sample sitting on the counter at Fancy Tiger with a link to the free pattern on the attached tag. It was knitted up in one skein of Cascade Baby Alpaca and boy, was it soft. Mmmm soft. So I grabbed a skein of my own and cast on that evening.
It is a very easy pattern. Full disclosure, though, I did rip it apart and started over because I forgot the initial knit stitch at the beginning of each row resulting in a bunch of weirdness at the end of every row. Oops.
Oh, my. I did not know that baby alpacas were so soft! Knitting this was awesome. The yarn felt so smooth and so luxurious weaving between my fingers. I just enjoyed it so much. I’d love to have a sweater done up in this. At $12.95 for 108 yards, I just don’t have the yarn budget for a baby alpaca sweater. Or I guess more realistically, I’m scared shitless to buy $100 in yarn only to completely fuck up the sweater.