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New Yarn – Diamond Select Alpaca Prima & the Cross Canada KAL

July 19, 2015
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Christina, one of our lovely friends-of-the-store has been hosting a summer-long Instagram KAL, or knit a-long, focused on Canadian dyers or designers.

 

To participate, knit any design made by a Canadian or with any Canadian yarn anytime between the first and last day of summer, and tag your post cckal or crosscanadakal.

So last week I started a new child-sized sweater knit from our Canadian designer pals at Tin Can Knits called Harvest Cardigan, with a yarn new to the store call Diamond Select Alpaca Prima. This pattern can be found online as part of their amazing and entirely FREE Simple Collection.

 

Knit a long

 

For all my love of alpaca I’ve had a hard time finding one that would hold its shape. This DK-weight workhorse yarn includes a blend of 40% Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca and 30% Polyamide that gives it strength and structure while providing the softness and subtle halo of the luxury alpaca. Diamond Select Alpaca Prima provides a bit of lush affordability at $6.95/50g/100m.

 

Some of the one dozen colours available.

 

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