Basic Black

Not but a week ago,  I talked about spinning up some raw black alpaca in this post ,

It is destined for Bariloche in Patagonia (the Andes Mountains).

It being a ski hat for my Argentine friend.

Well, here it is…

I really like the rib decreases I improvised, but the yarn is so dark and handspun ‘nubby’, one can barely see …

And meet Bica, the alpaca source from which Ale’s ski hat was made…

 ( photo courtesy of  Brookfarm Alpacas )
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Shipped off to Argentina to be field-tested on the slopes,

and hopefully it will see the snow before it melts.

It will go well with these handspun alpaca gloves which I made for Alejandro last year !

 (( hint, this won’t be the last you’ll see of the ski hat, Ale promised a photo ))

8 thoughts on “Basic Black

    • It is very soft (I’ll be pointing something out about the hat *later* (wink, wink) , and very ‘handspun-ey’ looking. Only fast because I put my nose to the grindstone on this one.

  1. Lucky Ale. I’ve been working on much the same thing this week – a 2 x 2 ribbed baby cocoon and matching hat. Before I started I assumed the decreases would be a doddle, but I’ve been tearing my hair out trying to get it to decrease gracefully.

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