First the yarn review:
Knit Picks Andean Silk
55% Superfine Alpaca
Hand wash, dry flat
96 yds/ 50g
I give it a :!!!:
Reading the contents, you’d think this would be a super soft lush yarn. It isn’t. I passed it around my knit group and asked their opinions as well. They all gave it a thumbs down for not meeting their expectations.
It has a tight ply and doubtful that you’ll easily split stitches. It pills a little and fuzzes.
It does have a nice sheen.
I only found one knot in several balls of the yarn. Not bad.
It is cheap, so I guess as long as you don’t expect super soft yarn, it’s worth it.
One other really bad characteristic, the dye transfers. After a few minutes of knitting my finger was black and so were my bamboo needles.
I doubt I’ll buy it again. It isn’t worth it. Just my 2 cents.
And after a lot of boring knitting, here’s the hooded scarf my mom requested. It simple and textured in a ridged (or also known as waffle) rib. Trimmed with an eye lash yarn.
She requested black and the stitch definition doesn’t show well.
Pattern: Textured Hooded Coat Scarf by Leaf Bloomenstiel
But really, you don’t need a pattern for this.
Now I’m off to knit yet another scarf while I’m in between projects.