• Misti Alpaca

Misti Alpaca is a family company based in Peru. The family’s been in the alpaca business for many generations. You can read the interesting history of this company right here.

We love the Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky, it’s TDF. Here are the luscious skeins hanging on our wall:

It’s 100% baby alpaca, as soft as a yarn can be. And the colours are unbelievable. They really are. I just knit a scarf with this sumptuous yarn. Our friend Cathy gets credit for this scarf, when I saw hers I had to knit one right away. It’s a captivating knit, one second I’d be knitting with olive green, then salmon, then rust, then chocolate, then kiwi, then teal and the list goes on and on. There are countless different colours and shades in just one skein.

Two skeins, colour CP 02, with 6mm needles. K1, P1 rib, we have the details.

Here’s my little guy modelling the scarf:

Last week I started teaching Brodie’s grade 3 class to knit. They’re knitting scarves for Mothers Day. It’s too much fun. We teach kids to knit with a little rhyme: “In through the front door, once around the back, out through the window and off jumps Jack”. The rhyme helps them remember the four steps of the knit stitch. They often forget that Jack must jump off the needle and end a row with about 18 stitches instead of the 12 they started with. That’s okay, their mothers will love those scarves regardless.

Our next project is a present for their teacher. It’s top-secret of course but here’s a hint:

I’ll keep you posted…

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