Blue Sky Alpacas Techno

Blue Sky Alpacas Techno


Blue Sky Alpacas Techno: Cloud-Soft Wonder

Color shown: 1977 Aquarius


The tag on a hank of “Techno” reads: “Whipped up alpaca”.  You will know why the moment you hold it in your hands. Cloud-soft and light as fluff, this yarn will have your fingers itching to crochet it (or just pet it!) The tag does not include a crochet hook symbol or gauge recommendation, but since it appears to be a lightweight bulky, I set to work with a size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook to match the 10.5 US/6.5 mm knitting gauge suggested. Perfect!

"Techno's" plain look yet sumptuous feel led to a variety of swatches: a lace motif “super-sized”, a fan pattern fabric, and a textured ripple/single/double crochet combo. The more I worked with “Techno” the more I wanted to crochet, so I would happily have kept on going with other options just to see what would happen.

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Visions of “exploded lace” shawls, openwork shrugs, textured cuffs, sleeve trims, cowls and fingerless mitts all come to mind as appropriate projects for quick-stitching “Techno.” You will get warmth without weight with this yarn, so I would say that in this case a little would go a long way in providing comfort. Small accessories would be dreamy in “Techno”. Larger projects might be best if crocheted in loose, openwork patterns, as the alpaca/merino/silk blend will furnish warmth naturally. And as stated above, once you start crocheting with it you won’t want to stop!

Rating: Highly recommended for its softness, versatility and stitching ease.

Content/Care: 68% baby alpaca/10% extra fine merino/22% silk. 120 yds/109 m per 50 gm ball. Suggested gauge: 3-5 sts/in. on size 10.5 US/6.5 mm needles. Hand wash or dry clean.

 

Kathy blogs at http://www.designsbykn.com/blog/

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Wow, that sounds luscious!

Wow, that sounds luscious!