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