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Pascuali – Balayage
If you are looking for a yarn that is both fine and warm, then maybe Pascuali’s Balayage is the one you need for your next project!
Indeed, this fingering weight yarn is mainly made of baby alpaca* fiber, with which Pascuali blended a little bit of pure wool. Created together with the designer Melanie Berg, it has the perfect drape to knit all the patterns that have made her success: shawls! But it will also be a good choice for all the projects that require some fluidity. For example, all the open front cardigans, or oversized sweaters of the “boxy” type will have a light and swinging aspect; flattering and pleasant to wear, if worked with this yarn.
Plus, with its beautiful stitch definition, it will enhance whatever stitch you choose to knit. Whether your project involves a sea of stockinette or the complexity of a cable pattern, or the delicate magic of a lace, you will have a wonderful fabric!
Moreover, the alpaca fiber used to spin this yarn is both white and grey, resulting in a slightly heathered palette of colours, with an irregular visual effect. It almost looks like it has been hand-dyed! And thanks to the large range of colours available, you can find the perfect one for the project you have in mind. Maybe combine some of them and work in stripes or intarsia?
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: fingering
- Composition: 80% baby alpaca, 20% wool
- 175 meters / 50 grams per ball
- Available in 20 shades
- Needles: 3.25 mm
- Gauge: 28 stitches = 10 cm
With Pascuali’s Balayage, you will be able to knit or crochet light and warm garments and accessories, extremely soft, even for the most sensitive skins. A real little luxury at an affordable price, this yarn will make elegant projects, pleasant to work on and to wear. Pascuali is actually a master at creating dreamy yarns that are still accessible without upsetting your banker (too much). Have you seen their Alpaca Royal? And their Organic Cashmere?
Tempted by Balayage, but not sure about what you want to do with it? Its Ravelry page shows several dozens of projects, just the thing you need to find inspiration!
*Baby alpaca, contrary to what its name may hint at, does not come from the shearing of a baby alpaca. It actually is a quality of extra fine fiber. The finer the fiber, the softer it is, so this particular one is really a softie!