I have been in alapca heaven this week, knitting little cabled armwarmers as a gift for my sister.
They are made from yarn I bought from the Toft Alpaca stall at I-Knit and I can't praise the yarn highly enough. In the words of the advert - "I can't believe it's not butter". It is so soft and buttery and yummy - quite amazing.
The pattern came free with the yarn and there is easily enough left for another (slightly shorter) pair or a beanie.
I haven't knitted with 100% alpaca before and I am definitely a convert. Now I find myself coveting the Toft Alpaca website where they have a beautiful sweater kit - but after my spend at I-Kint I can't quite justify buying yet more yarn....can I?
Maybe I should put it on my Christmas list.