Locally Sourced Alpaca

LocalAlpacaI couldn’t help myself and went yarn shopping.  As a recent transplant to Richmond, VA, I’ve had the great pleasure of exploring new local yarn shops.  This past weekend I ventured into The Yarn Basket and was welcomed by the friendliest and warmest people.  If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend dropping by.

A beautiful brown hank of alpaca coming from a small Virginian farm was my favorite purchase.  It’s naturally the most beautiful shade of caramel without any dye.  And, I love the fact that it comes from Alpacas that live not too far from me.

LocalAlpaca2The biggest challenge with this yarn is coming up with a pattern that is worthy of my prized yarn.  Since it worked out so well for my Lofty Scarf and Stole, I’m working it up in the Bear Track stitch pattern with 2 pattern repeats.  With only two scallops on the bottom, it’s looking a little bit like a fish tail.  The scarf will need to be blocked before I can really determine the success of the project.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

3 thoughts on “Locally Sourced Alpaca”

  1. Q – Yum! Alpaca is my favorite yarn to knit! The scarf is gorgeous! I’m lucky enough to have a local supply of alpaca yarn and fiber. I have some that color in my fiber stash waiting to spin.


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