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Off Minor Cowl - Alpaca Lana d'Oro

Alpaca Lana d'Oro  has been one of my favorite yarns over the years. It is a workhorse yarn with a little something special. The Alpaca - Peruvian wool blend offers the best of both fibers. From the wool, you get memory, durability, and stitch definition . The alpaca adds softness and some drape. The 219 yard skein worked up quickly into a 1 skein cowl.  The stitch pattern I chose is a rib that looks like a cable, however the look is actually achieved with yarn overs  and decreases. Materials - 1 skein Alpaca Lana d'Oro  (50% Alpaca/50% Peruvian Highland Wool - 219 yds/100 g) - shown in color 1129 (Faded Rose) - US 7 Circular Needle (16-20") - Stitch Marker - Yarn Needle Finished Measurements 16" circumference (unstretched) - 11" long Gauge Unimportant Abbreviations K - Knit P - Purl K2tog - Knit 2 Together YO - Yarn Over SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit 2 slipped stitches together Cast on 112 stitches Join in round, careful not to twist