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Blue Sky Alpacas Metalico

Photo: Sheri Berger
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 in Camp Loopy, Finished Projects, Pattern Links

photo-4As soon as the Metalico arrived (months ago), I knew I had to knit with it. It feels luscious (50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk), and it is lovely to work with, as well as lovely to wear. We had a Metalico Trunk Show here in August and I really didn’t want to pack it up those samples and send them all back when our month was up. Fortunately, I was working on my Camp Loopy Project Three and knew I’d have a sample done for the shop soon.

photo-3This is the Another Way pattern by Louise Zass-Bangham (the same designer who did the Song of the Sea Cowl that we highlighted last month.) There are all kinds of color combinations that you could knit this up in, but I loved the idea of having all subtle neutrals in this Metalico. In fact, I love the finished product so much, that we are going to kit some up for you, in case you’d like to make one for yourself! The kit will include the pattern plus 6 skeins of yarn (2 Opal and 1 each of photo-5Silver, Platinum, Flint and Gold Dust) which is enough to make the larger size. If purchased individually, the six skeins plus the pattern would be $94. We’re selling the kit for $89. Email us if you’d like to pre-order one of these kits ( We will have them ready to ship in about 2 weeks. If you’d like to make this fun pattern with a different yarn, you’ll need 5 different colors with about 150 yards of four of the colors, and about 300 yards in the main color (which is the white, in my shawl). It would also be lovely in Road to China Light, Madelinetosh Pashmina, Cascade Superwash Sport, Blue Sky Royal, or Manos del Uruguay Serena.

photoWould you like to try some smaller projects with the Metalico yarn? Here are some projects that should work with 1 skein: Grand Right & Left, Knitted Neck Scarf, Hydrangea Neckwarmer, Reciprocation, Bamboo Field Mitts, or Assemblage Mitts. For 2 skein projects, try: Dew Drop Cowl, Downtown Cowl, Seeta Fingerless Gloves, Flower Scarf, Silky Scallops Lace Scarf, and Bainbridge Island Scarf.

Have you seen any other Camp Loopy Project Three patterns that you’d like to make? I always see so many great ideas when I go through the Camp Loopy Photo Galleries. I love seeing what you have made.

Sheri also?Don’tforgettovote(Thank you!)

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