I’m continuing to get old WIPs finished. Here’s my latest!
Yarn: 108 yards of Alpaca Lana D’Oro by Cascade Yarns. It’s a worsted weight blend of 50% wool and 50% alpaca.
Size made: Teen. Unfortunately, I don’t have a teen-sized model handy, but it looks to be about right!.
Needles: US5s and 7s.
Techniques used: Tillybuddy’s very stretchy cast on. The zigzag pattern is both written out and charted and includes left twists and right twists.
Difficulty: Easy. This would be appropriate for an advanced beginner. The left and right twists in the zigzag pattern might be new to a beginner, but they’re not hard once you get the hang of them.
As I don’t have a model for this FO, I don’t have a ton of pictures to show you. Here’s what I’ve got!
The color is most accurate in the first pic, but it has some weird ripples so I included the second pic as well.
This was a quick and easy knit. The zigzag pattern added just enough interest to keep it from getting too boring. The pattern is sized from newborn to large adult, so there are lots of options.
I like the yarn I made this in. It seems more like alpaca than wool, even though it’s an even blend of both. It’s very soft and the color has a pretty heathered look to it. I got two skeins of it from the freecycle haul, so I have plenty left over to make something else!