We all seek comfort at this time of year... some people find it in steaming mugs of hot chocolate, others basking in the warm glow of a fire. But we know there's nothing better than snuggling up with a special yarn, especially one with the soft, fluffy halo of Baby Alpaca...
is new to our shelves, but it had been on our wish list for some time. Jacqui in particular had been plotting an Ellora Scarf
since late summer! We'll be posting her FO as soon as it's off the needles, but in the meantime here's our top 5 pattern suggestions from Ravelry for this dreamy yarn.
This exquisite shawl from Susanna IC has to be top of the chart, with its dainty bead detailing and striking lace pattern. The beading is optional, but it does add a lovely drape to the finished shawl.
2. Winter Shadows Wrap
Just as elegant, but much simpler in its execution, the Winter Shadows Wrap is a great example of using two complimentary yarns to great effect (in this case we would suggest combining Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply
). The finish is subtle, but the resulting wrap would surely be a wardrobe staple for years to come...
The scarf is the result of a nifty combination of textured moss stitch and delicate cables. We love it in this icy shade and think it would make the perfect accessory for brisk winter walks.
4. Il Grande Favorito
This project would be sheer indulgence, knitted with two strands of Cumulus held together. We love the modification made by Ravelry User FlickaFish
to make the front in garter stitch (as photographed). Pure luxury.
5. Seascape Stole
Kieran Foley is one of our favourite designers here at TIK, and his Seascape Stole has always been a popular pattern. The simple, flowing stitch pattern would be stunning in one of the jewel tone shades of Cumulus.
So that's our top 5, but we'd like to know which pattern is top of your
list for this yarn. Let us know, and you just might be lucky enough to win the yarn and the pattern to make your dream project.
Simply leave a comment below, stating the name of the pattern and the shade of Cumulus
that you would knit it from. You can comment any time until the close of 2014 and we'll announce a lucky winner in the New Year.