I dyed my Eggplant colorway on my Alpaca Lace Cloud yarn base. I love the variations in purple this yarn has--everything from a dark violet to a reddish purple.
This yarn base has all the delightful texture of a mohair yarn with none of the itch. It's made of baby suri alpaca and silk, and it has a wonderful halo similar to angora.
It can be used on its own or, as I have shown in the last photo, it can be used along with another yarn to add texture.
It is a lace-weight yarn, but because of the texture, I recommend using slightly larger knitting needles or crochet hooks than you typically would given its weight.
This would also be great for weft in weaving.
The yarn comes in 50 gram skeins with 328 yards per skein.
Eggplant on Alpaca Lace Cloud
328 yards / 1.75 oz / 2 Plies
74% Baby Suri Alpaca / 26% Silk
Care: Hand wash cold and air dry.
While the Alpaca Lace Cloud base looks great on its own, I especially love to pair it with a soft sock-weight yarn and carry them together. Take a look at the last photo to see an example of what I mean. I knit the infinity scarf with one skein of Alpaca Lace Cloud in Lilac and one skein of Dream Sock in Smitten using my Knit and Chat Infinity Scarf pattern. You can find the pattern on my blog.
Eggplant would go beautifully with West Fork in Autumn, Monet's Cathedral, or Perfect Purple on any of my yarn bases.
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