Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 264 – Alpaca Sox Cowl

This week's Web-Letter pattern is a colorful cowl using three different stitch patterns for varied textures. I designed it because my wardrobe often needs a pop of color and this lightweight fun accessory does the trick. I love working with Alpaca Sox but am not a die hard sock knitter, so this cowl was a great opportunity to use this yam. This design would look equally as good in a solid color or in one of the beautiful hand dyed colorways. Enjoy!

Tonia Barry

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(file size: 565 KB; published October 23, 2012)

The Yarn

Alpaca Sox
60% Alpaca • 20% Merino • 20% Nylon

Alpaca Sox is spun from a blend of fibers designed to make a comfortable, warm fabric. Alpaca provides warmth and softness, merino adds elasticity and cushion, and a little nylon lends durability.

Alpaca Sox has a unique 2-ply construction: twisted just enough to be durable, but relaxed enough that the alpaca fibers can expand a little and show their halo. The yarn feels lofty and light and is as lovely in shawls, scarves and baby sweaters as it is in socks.

More Patterns in Alpaca Sox


New this season is Cascading Waters, the first booklet devoted to Alpaca Sox. Cascading Waters is the perfect collection for those who prefer the finer knits in life with two sweaters, a wrap and an-easy-to-knit pair of socks. Look for Cascading Waters are your local yarn shop or download the individual PDF patterns online.

Left to Right: Blue Bird, Sky Chief, Lone Wolf and Running Deer.


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