I love, love, love the new yarn called Mariquita from The Alpaca Yarn Company. If you liked the Astral Yarn in all its beautiful colors, you will like this one too. It has 50% tencel which is what gives it the lovely sheen like the Astral, and it is blended with 50% baby alpaca! This Crescent Shawl, pattern by Julie Aakjaer, was perfect for the Mariquita, our new fingering weight yarn. I used a smaller size hook than what the pattern calls for, which created a very lacy look that I think is very pretty with this yarn.
I used the pattern called Lost in Time on the Mijo Crochet website for this beautiful alpaca shawl. Johanna Lindah, who designed this pattern, lives in Sweden, and has included 12 different translations of the pattern, including English, lucky for me. I love the vintage look, and all the different stitches she has included, which just … Read more