Sort through my stash and see if I could find a substitute yarn to make this;
I LOVE it, and didn't have to battle too long with my sensible self, who said in a very little voice "but what about all the other knitting that you haven't finished"."Ha , yes, what about that then ?"
No, my naughty, spur of the moment self decided to cast on as soon as possible.
I am using a 4ply soft Alpaca yarn instead of the yarn specified in the pattern, Road to China light,
which is a blend of alpaca, cashmere, camel and silk and far and away out of my price range.
The Inca wool comes from the trip I made to Norway last year, when I stood in a shop in Oslo as it was about to close, and randomly chose a few balls of my favorite colours. I shall use that as the fair isle pattern on the yoke, and for the main colour I had some 4 ply alpaca from a local shop here.
So, this sweater has been my very lovely diversion this week, but I shall share some pics of the Spring surprises also.
Hyacinths, and our beautiful plum tree.