Color Affection for Me!

Whoever coined the malapropism "Color Affliction" sure had it right. This pattern has swept through our office like wildfire, with somebody casting on every day it seems. First Tonia, who finished hers in a weekend; then Cheryl, the consummate sweater knitter; Betsy couldn't resist it; and finally I broke down (Chelsea). I think Andi just bought the pattern too...

I'm no stranger to Veera Valimaki's patterns. Six out of thirty-one pdf patterns in my Ravelry library are her designs, putting her at a whopping near 20%. I've already made the Line Break shawl twice, am planning a Still Light tunic for this Fall (in Alpaca Sox, once I get over the idea of knitting a tunic for a 6' tall frame on US 1's), and just cast on my very own Color Affection in Silky Alpaca Lace. What do you think of my color choices? (FYI, the green is a new color for Fall 2012. How pretty is it?)

A Ravelry search turns up five projects in MountainTop Vail, four in Alpaca Sox, one in Fresco, and six in Silky Alpaca Lace

I love the idea of knitting this in Fresco. With 47 colorways to choose from, the possibilities are endless...

Or what about MountainTop Vail? A gorgeously drapey blend of alpaca and bamboo spun from undyed fibers, Vail is fingering weight and would make a gorgeous neutral shawl that would feel incredibly luxurious.

Or, try one in laceweight Silky Alpaca Lace! Combine handpainted shades with solids for a fun effect.

I fell in love with Alpaca Sox when I knit the Alpaca Sox Triangle Shawl for our Stitch Red eBook [FREE PATTERN]. Such a relaxed ply, so soft, and in such gorgeous colors. You can choose from Kettle Dyes, Hand Dyes, Solids, or a combination of all three!

Hand Dyes

Kettle Dyes


 Have you tried this pattern yet? Let us know in the comments!


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