We are finally getting our new fall yarns and I have to say it has been worth the wait. First, we have an alpaca blend from Rowan called Lima. This is what Jason Flood of Brooklyntweed fame had to say about it: “At TNNA, back in Ohio, I stowed away with a few choice balls of new yarn for Fall and this one got me really excited. Now – I’m not a big alpaca head – but this yarn commands some attention! It’s a new worsted alpaca from Rowan called “Lima.” Aside from the beautiful palette of colors and great heathered blending that’s happening, the construction of the yarn I think is notable as utilizing some of alpacas best qualities and ditching some of its worst. The yarn is basically a miniature 2-stitch I-Cord which, most importantly, traps a lot of air in the yarn – keeping it LIGHT – while at the same time maintaining great elasticity. Elasticity and lightness are words I don’t often use to describe alpaca so I really think this yarn was designed well. Now all there is left to do is appreciate the lofty, butter-soft jewel-tones, which I will proceed to do now.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. We have the Lima Collection book with patterns to make this:
and more. While I’m seriously considering the turtleneck – I can’t imagine anything nicer in the cold winter months – I think most people will find it the perfect yarn for a guy’s scarf. Come in and see.