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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Extra! Extra!

Please help me welcome Extra to the Blue Sky Alpacas shelf at Close Knit! We had a few shades earlier this fall, but they flew under the radar. Not anymore. Look at those colors!

Extra is a nice thick worsted/aran weight merino and alpaca blend. The label suggests 4-5 stitches/inch on a US7-9, but is seems thicker than that to me for some reason. Maybe it's the super-cushiness of the knitted fabric.

There are several lovely patterns in the shop featuring Extra: Cane Bay Wrap, Tatra's Fingerless Mitts, Tokyo Tower Bandana, Fractal Cowl, and Sweet Sixteen Hat. The Cane Bay Wrap calls for two skeins, but the others are just one skein projects.
Sally and I responded quickly to the North Atlantic shade and the Extra Slouch Hat. We are on a mission to see if we can get two hats out of one skein. I'll keep you posted!

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