Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 298 – Robyn's Wrap crocheted in Silky Alpaca Lace


Silky Alpaca Lace is our finest yarn (in terms of weight, but feel free to take that as a comment on its quality too). The fabric it creates clings, wraps, scrunches and is all-around flattering. Julie Blagojevich designed Robyn's Wrap in a handpainted shade of Silky Alpaca Lace and the result is stunning (as are her photos, which she kindly shared with us!).

The long rectangle is decorated on each short edge with a lace border that echoes ornate chandeliers. What is even better than such a beautiful pattern is a pattern that is written beautifully. I am a cautious crocheter and a quick read-through was enough for me to be confident that I could, in fact, easily tackle this project, lace edging and all.

Meg Myers

View Julie's designs on Ravelry

(file size: 866 KB; published June 25, 2013)

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 with larger needles, Silky Alpaca Lace makes lovely, light-as-air shawls, garments and accessories.

More free Web-Letter designs in Silky Alpaca Lace

I'll happily tell anyone that Silky Alpaca Lace is my desert island yarn. I recently found myself without any projects in progress after finishing a cardigan (guess what yarn) and immediately cast on for a shawl in SAL, as I fondly abbreviate it. This lightweight yarn makes for lightweight projects and knitting that fits in my purse and can go anywhere.

Click the images below to visit past Web-Letters that feature Silky Alpaca Lace.


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