Print O’ the Wave Stole
Well, I said it would be worn as a scarf and here it is!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in #1294 (“Turquoise Mix”)
Needles: 4.25 mm (Clover 6s, which are between US 6 and US 7)
Approximate size: 15″ x 76″
Despite my frustrations with this project, I could not be happier with the end product. The pattern is very clear and well-written and I would certainly recommend it. I found Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Fine delightful to work with. The yarn is smooth, soft and shiny and it comes in wonderfully saturated colors. Furthermore, it is relatively inexpensive for the yardage ($8.75 for 440 yards). I fully intend to use the worsted weight Ultra Alpaca for a sweater in the coming months.
One drawback of the project was that the knitted on edging required more yarn and took longer to complete than the main body of the stole. I doubt I will ever again sign up for knitted on edging. Still, I admit it was probably worth the trouble.
It’s not bad for an unintended stash buster, is it?