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Tum Tum, Washington

I enjoy spinning, knitting, and quilting. I have a small spinner's flock consisting of 11 Shetland sheep, 3 Suri alpacas, 3 Huacaya alpacas, and 2 llamas who watch over them all.

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Peruvian Diamonds

from MadeForEwe
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Peruvian Diamonds
Peruvian Diamonds
Peruvian Diamonds
Peruvian Diamonds
Peruvian Diamonds
Peruvian Diamonds

Pattern Description:

I was given this absolutely beautiful fiber. It was incredibly soft and oh so special. What was this fiber? It was Royal Suri Alpaca fiber from Peru. I was only given a small amount (less than an ounce) so I knew I wanted to make something special with it once it was spun up. I chose to spin it on my Siberian Russian spindles. The resulting yarn was incredible. Very soft and it had a nice halo. The spun yarn is what inspired this pattern. I wanted something that would showcase the yarn without hiding the lovely lace pattern. I also wanted something that lent itself very nicely to beading. I took the yarn with when I went to pick out and purchase beads. I wanted a bead that would flatter the yarn without overpowering it. I wanted a bead that was subtle, yet would surprise you with a bit of sparkle. The end result is Peruvian Diamonds
This is a wonderful pattern in which to knit until you run out of yarn. Be sure to weigh your yarn before you start. Weigh it again after you have completed the 6 row garter stitch border. This will tell you about how much yarn you will need for the 6 row garter stitch border on the other end, plus the bind off.


7sts/9 rows per inch - blocked in stockinette
(gauge is not critical - it's more important to achieve a fabric that is to your liking)

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

personal preference


personal preference