Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cria Alpaca Shawl-ette

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I have finished making the Cria Shawl-ette!
Violette's blanket is a pleasure to work with.

It continues to be difficult to photograph, as it changes color and texture depending on the light that surrounds it.

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Some project notes:

3 different wheels were used in the construction of this yarn, which resulted in a wpi of anywhere between 16 and 20 wpi.

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Woven on the triangle loom with a simple tabby weave structure and approx. 1/4" sett. The finished piece was fulled to a semi-felted, semi-open weave cloth. It measures 51" across the top, 37" on the sides, and 20" from the nape of the neck down to the point in the back.

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It can be worn around the neck like a scarf, or with points in front with your favorite shawl pin closure. The pin in this photograph is my favorite!

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This piece was commissioned by Finca Alta Vista and will be offered for sale through Paco Fino. If you are interested in purchasing the shawl-ette, please contact me by email, or inquire through the Paco Fino webpage.

19 comments:

pacalaga said...

It looks great!

Pat K said...

Beautiful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is gorgeous Cyndy. I would love to have one of your pieces. I will watch for one to be offered that I would likely use often. While this is gorgeous I would probably use a full shawl more often. I like to have things that I use. The color is great. It would go with my white hair. ;)

Judy said...

The shawl is gorgeous in your photo's but the feel of it was absolutely wonderful. "It's yummy" as Nicholas would say!

Sharon said...

Its beautiful!

Joanne said...

Wow! You're doing such beautiful work there...great looking shawlette! :) I just caught up on reading your blog..and I'm sorry I didn't check out the canning, the bean "field" and the other amazing photos earlier. I love "visiting" you this way!

Cathy said...

Wonderful! I wish I could see it in person!

elizabeth said...

Very pretty! It looks so light and airy.

judy said...

Beautiful details, I think the contrast between the simple tabby and then the open edge work work beautifully. It must be a pleasure to handle.

Tam said...

Cyndy, The shawl-ette is beautiful!
I hope you do well with it.

vanessa said...

simply gorgeous.

Anne said...

How utterly lovely! You do such beautiful work.

Gray is one of my favorite alpaca colors to work with. I love how it changes with the different light.

annmarie said...

beautiful from beginning to end. :)

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I am in lust with it! The edging is gorgeous!

Donna B said...

beautiful texture and color...wish I could touch it!

Beth S. said...

I feel a little sorry that you aren't keeping it! :-) Ah well. It will still go someplace where it will be properly appreciated, I'm sure.

knitting dragonfly said...

Oh how beautiful!!
Vicki

finnsheep said...

Really makes one want to touch it!
It looks unbelievable soft.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Absolutely beautiful.

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