Category Archives: Drops

PROJECT Nuvem a la Alpaca & Silk

 

 

Nuvem

We just received a shipment of a Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk and I was thinking “Wouldn’t it be divine to make a big, light, cozy wrap with it?!” Well, great minds think alike, because at least 50 other people already came up with the same brilliant idea and used if for one of my favourite wrap patterns, Nuvem. The Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk is a super light and airy blend of brushed alpaca and silk – it looks like kid mohair, but feels like baby alpaca (ie. very, very happy, not scratchy). The other happy part is the price; Drops yarns are very affordable and you can make this wrap for under $50!

The pattern is pretty straightforward, the only novel part is the cast-on. You can make it as large or as small as you like, the pattern is based on the total weight of the yarn you’re using, so having a kitchen scale at your disposal is helpful (although not necessary). If you use this particular yarn use larger needles (4.5mm/US7), and cast on about 123 sts.

Materials

  • Drops Brushed Alpaca and Silk: 6 to7 skeins (or more if you prefer, it’s pretty flex)
  • TWO 4.5mm/US7-47″ or 60″ circular needles
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Pattern: Nuvem