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CaMaRose – Manestrale
You are dreaming of a fluffy sweater, but just seeing mohair lace makes you itch? CaMaRose’s Manestrale might be the answer to your wishes! Manestrale means “moon ray” in Danish. This beautiful baby alpaca and merino blend is spun with a thin lurex strand. So under a certain light quality, with its lightness, its sparkle and its halo, it really lives up to its name! Baby alpaca is well-known for its finer quality, which means that it is incredibly soft. Plus, it is really fluffy, so definitely a good possibility to replace mohair lace yarn. In fact, it can also be knitted with two or three strands. And with its glittery strand, it will bring a touch of bling to any other yarn! Moreover, its colour palette has been designed so that it is a good match to any other yarn of the brand. You can for example knit it together with the Snefnug, for an extra-cuddly effect! And how about offering you one of those bulky yet light trendy sweaters, with the spark of the lurex on top? 😉 And all that with the quality and ethical approach of CaMaRose!
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: lace / fingering;
- Composition: 68% baby alpaca, 12% merino wool, 16% polyamid and 4% polyester;
- 200 meters / 25 grams balls;
- Available in 13 shades ;
- Needles: 3 – 4 mm;
- Gauge: 19 to 22 stitches x 30 to 36 rows = 10 cm;
- Handwash or machine wash on a wool program, max. 30°C – Dry flat.
Highly versatile, CaMaRose’s Manestrale can be used in a great number of projects. In fact, its Ravelry page shows many examples of this! But here, we can really see it becoming a glittery Red Blush, maybe in the soft Rosa colorway?