Isager Alpaca 2 is a staple here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop. Year in, year out, we aim to have every available color on the shelf in the fingering weight section, for there is a steady demand for this fuzzy blend of merino and alpaca. A big box of the stuff arrived yesterday, bringing some bestselling colors back into stock.
Our seasoned “Stole” sample has hung on the wall for years now, yet it regularly catches the eye of knitters seeking a soothing, repetitive project, one that’s easy to execute, but with elegant results.
We’ve seen all manner of Stole variations, and whether they’re knit in the original nine shades or a kaleidoscope of unique combinations, slimmed down into scarves or expanded into blankets, everything seems to work.
I still get a kick out of watching knitters select their colors, moving the skeins this way and that, stepping back and squinting for perspective.
I still get a kick out of playing that color game myself, some afternoons, especially quiet afternoons as I’m unpacking a box of Isager Alpaca 2.
If a ribbed rectangle isn’t your idea of a good time, check out these other colorful fingering weight patterns, where Isager Alpaca 2 would be equally at home:
- Andrea Mowry’s “Find Your Fade”
- Stephen West’s “Exploration Station”
- Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s “Aranami Shawl”
- Isabell Kraemer’s “Hanami”
- Jill Zielinski’s “Summer Moon”
Look for more ideas on our Fingering weight Pinterest board, and come by the shop to play the color game and plan your next project!