This hand dyed, pure baby alpaca yarn is incredibly soft and squishy! Plus, don’t miss this exclusive coupon code, just for my readers.
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Each month’s crate has a theme, and this month’s theme is “Wanderings”. The colorways for this month are inspired by nature. There are three different colorways available for March: “Chestnut”, “Ancient Pines”, or “Dogwood Berry”, which I received.
It’s almost a solid cranberry red, but some of the fibers have hints of yellow and brown. I think this gives the yarn a bit of a rustic look.
The yarn is La Brebis Light Alpaca, a pure, fingering-weight baby alpaca yarn. I’ve used other yarns in previous KnitCrates that were blends of baby alpaca with something else, but I’ve never tried a pure baby alpaca yarn before. This yarn is super soft! When you pick it up, it has a cool, silky feeling at first, and it is sooooo squishy!
All KnitCrate subscriptions normally include an extra item, but this month, there are two! I received two pairs of point protectors for knitting needles, and a handful of locking plastic stitch markers.
The crate includes a small pattern booklet, including the patterns from the Membership crate and Sock Membership Crate. This booklet contains 1 crochet pattern (Seashell Capelet) and 1 knitting pattern (Decumani Hat & Cowl) for the Membership crate. For the Sock crate, there’s a sock knitting pattern (Hearleaf Socks) and a crochet sock pattern (Rhythmic Ramblings Socks).
I’m not sure what I’ll make with these yarns yet, but I can’t wait to see how these colorways look together in a project!
Thanks so much to KnitCrate for sending me this crate to review!