Yesterday, I ordered an alpaca/tencel blend yarn from elann.com (cheap, cheap, CHEAP!) It’s for The Somewhat Cowl. TSC pattern calls for Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk. However, I always like to go the most affordable route. I almost got a KnitPicks yarn, like I normally do, but decided to try elann out. I found a yarn called Peruvian Collection Quechua in rich olive.
I’ve never knit with yarn that contains tencel. It’s made from cellulose in wood pulp. According to my internet search, tencel adds softness and drape to wool. So, I’m assuming that it will do the same for alpaca!
Has anyone else tried knitting with alpaca/tencel or any other tencel blend such as cotton/tencel or linen/tencel? I know that Classic Elite Miracle contains a 50/50 mix of alpaca and tencel.