We’ve been awaiting the arrival of Blue Sky Alpacas’ latest yarn, Techno, for a few weeks. To sate the immediate desire to knit with this latest luxury yarn, I whipped up this hat from the sample I received at TNNA. But then, oh, but then, I had to wait until the yarn arrived in the store to actually showcase the hat!
I was so enamored of the finished hat that I wore it in the office a few days to keep off the air conditioning chill when I didn’t have a sweater to throw on.
Techno, the yarn, is a silk tube with alpaca blown into it ( and some wool somewhere in that mix) and thus is incredibly warm yet lightweight. Soft and airy, with a bit of halo in the finished product – what is not to like?
The smocked cable pattern was easy to follow and since Techno is a thicker yarn, using US 10.5 needles, I had this hat finished in less than two evenings.
Blue Sky Alpacas features this hat on their website as a free download. Using only one ball of Techno, I can see this being the ‘go-to’ knitted gift item for the upcoming holiday season.
Now that Techno is in the store, I snagged my bag of color #1970, Fame and I’m working on the Apres Vest in it. I hope to have that ready to share with you next week. I’d best be getting my needles clicking!