This gorgeous little number took just under two weeks to make. It was also nothing but ribbing. While ribbing may have great visual appeal and its mindlessness makes it a great take-anywhere project… It is BORING. Thankfully, the fluffy soft alpaca made up for it. Apologies for the badly lit camera phone pictures. I was feeling lazy. (The colors are most accurate in the second picture.)
This shrug is leaving me tomorrow to go to its forever home with a friend who is recovering from surgery. I hope she likes it.
The pattern is N026 from Plymouth Yarns and features Baby Alpaca Grande, I used a hand dye color of the same manufacture. One cool thing about this project is there is no shaping and only two little seams. You basically make a big rectangle, add in two seams to make some armholes and voila! A finished garment. Project details can be found on Ravelry.
Tip: When knitting with alpaca, wear a matching shirt so the fluff doesn’t show up so badly. Do not wear black unless you are working with black alpaca!