Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 277 – Hibernatum in Inca Alpaca

It was a windy, chilly day when we photographed Talitha Kuomi's Hibernatum hat at a recent photo shoot. With a fit somewhere between fitted and slouchy, our model loved it so much that she wore it between shots to keep her ears warm. It's always a great sign when a model doesn't want to take a design off – proving Hibernatum is just as cushy and soft as it looks.

Meg Myers   

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The Yarn

Inca Alpaca
100% Baby Alpaca

Inca Alpaca is soft, sturdy and very warm--even when wet. Alpaca is a smoother fiber than wool, giving it a luster that many wools lack. It's also a dry fiber; there's no lanolin to worry about if you're one of the folks who reacts to lanolin in wool.

Inca Alpaca –┬áthe self-titled collection

Lace, cables, stripes, stockinette...Inca Alpaca's latest pattern booklet proves that this luxurious baby alpaca works for just about any kind of stitch work – and at a very approachable price! Look for the Inca Alpaca pattern booklet at your LYS or purchase the PDF patterns online.

Clockwise from the top left: Adriana, a wrap knit from the bottom up with a repeating lace panel; Manuela, a ragland pullover knit in pieces and seamed; Agate, a classic cabled vest with a scoop neck; Maritza, an oversized, sleeved wrap with stirped edges; Carmen, a garter stitch scarf with colorful bow accents; Elena, a cabled pullover uniquely constructed with hexagons and triangles.

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