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Issue 238 – Camellia in Silky Alpaca Lace

I love red as an accent color. Its the perfect addition in the winter months, when things need a bit of perking up, and it lends a little gravitas to the flashy palette of summer. It seems to go with everything! This weeks pattern, Camellia, is a great example of adding just a splash of color to your wardrobe.

The shawl design, by Meg Myers, captures the beauty of Silky Alpaca Lace and enhances it with a delicately beaded border. Although any of the 36 available colors of Silky Alpaca Lace could capture your imagination, I especially like Garnet and its one of our Stitch Red colorways. Read more about this important heart health initiative here, and get on 2012s red bandwagon!


Visit Meg's WebsiteView Meg’s designs on Ravelry


(file size: 1.1 MB; updated April 11, 2012)
Errata: on patterns downloaded 4/10/12, key should read "ssk on RS, p2tog-tbl on WS; k2tog on RS, p2tog on WS".

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The Yarn:

Silky Alpaca Lace
70% Alpaca • 30% Silk

Silky Alpaca Lace is a beautiful blend of fibers, spun into a gossamer yarn that knits into amazing lightweight pieces. The alpaca in this yarn provides warmth and a soft halo, the silk adds a subtle sheen to the knitted stitches. Worked in lace with larger needles, Silky Alpaca Lace makes lovely, light-as-air shawls, garments and accessories.

New Patterns in Silky Alpaca Lace

Summer Breeze features four designs in Silky Alpaca Lace, new this Spring!

Classic Elite Yarns presents four patterns in Silky Alpaca Lace from the booklet Summer Breeze. From left to right, Harbor Beach, a lacy long scarf with stockinette stitch and eyelet borders; Tidepool, a striped wrap with sleeves to be work hanging open or tied; Dune, a close-fitting sleeveless tunic with a deep back neckline; and High Tide, an A-line top with colorful feather and fan stitch.

These patterns are available in printed form from your local LYS or as individual pattern downloads; visit shop.classiceliteyarns.com to buy the print booklet from a local yarn shop, or find them on Ravelry to download each pattern individually. Happy knitting!