A bit of extra color can always add interest to pieces that are otherwise quite simple. However, simple knitting definitely has a time and a place. This set in Inca Alpaca combines both simple knitting with a bit of color for interest. Both the mitts and scarf are knit in the main color and the detail is duplicate stitched on last. The charts would work just as well for fair isle, leaving it up to you to pick a method and cast on.
Inca Alpaca is a wonderful choice for these scarf and mitts. It is soft, sturdy and very warm even when wet. The great color range of Inca Alpaca also allows for many fantastic color combinations for use in color-work designs.
100% baby alpaca is SO specialsoft and fun to work with. A finished garment in Peruvian alpaca is a treat for the person who gets to wear it! Choose from a wide array of beautiful colors, from soft pastels to cheerful brights.
The color detail on this week’s Mitts and Scarf is duplicate stitched on after the pieces are knit. Working a duplicate stitch is exactly what the name implies: with a contrasting color threaded on a yarn needle, bring the yarn from back to front and trace the pattern, one stitch at a time, on top of the main colorduplicating the stitches on the pieces in a new color to add a bit of color interest.
For more information, see the diagram included with this week’s pattern.
Here is the free downloadable Inca Alpaca Set pattern. (file size: 564 KB)
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