The newest yarn I've been dyeing is called Inca. It's a blend of Silk, Alpaca, and Merino. I had been searching for just the right Alpaca yarn — I love it's sheen and it's softness, but, in the deep south, an aran weight Alpaca can be too warm for wear most of the year. Then I stumbled upon this blend. It's soft, it has the most incredible sheen, and it's nice and warm without being too warm. So I fell in love.
Forgive the washed out, early in the morning pictures. I just had to share this yarn with you. Yarn love.
I haven't decided what to knit with it yet. I think it would be divine for a Clapotis (I've had that pattern back on my brain again lately). It would make a wonderful vest, especially in a sort of subdued palette, I'm thinking maybe something with gray and pewter and brown. And scarves. Ellie, who has a thing about gauntlets, thought gauntlets. I'm completely undecided, but the possibilities are wonderful.
Here are some up close pictures of the colorways.
8 thoughts on “Inca”
those are just fantastic!!!
those are fantastic!!! i want to spend at least a week with you and learn the ins and outs of dyeing yarn.
OH, I like those. How would they work for Roam (knitty)?
So lovely. I think I’m going to try to learn to knit this year. I can crochet a chain, but that’s about it.
OMG_ those colorways are beautiful!
Your crayon colorway is just divine! The yarn sounds just wonderful too!
Purty! We went to an alpaca farm a few weeks ago. I still can’t figure out what to do with the yarn I bought from Pedro, Minerva and Latte.