AMANO Ayni has that soft halo of baby alpaca and delightful sheen of silk all wrapped up in a single skein of luscious fiber. The sport-weight blend has a great color palette that lets your imagination run wild with the possibilities. Hats, scarves, cowls...the sky's the limit!
We love the clever construction of the Hualca Cowl by Laura Zukaite. The cable border is knit first using a double strand of Ayni. The stitches are then picked up along the border with a single strand to complete the cowl in the round. What a lovely piece! You'll need 2 skeins of Ayni and size 6 & 7 needles. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
The Luciana Triangle Shawl by Martha Wissing is another fun knit that showcases the softness and beautiful colorways of Ayni. The pattern begins and ends with 7 stitches as you increase to the center and then decrease back down. You'll need 2 skeins of Ayni and size 6 needles. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
Fiber: 80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Mulberry Silk
Weight/Length: 50 grams, 218 yards
Gauge/Needle Size: 24-26 sts = 4 inches on US 4 needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.