Fin's friend Alex went on vacation to Washington State this summer and visited an alpaca farm. He insisted on bringing back some alpaca fibre and chose a lovely soft grey. I spun it into what I hoped was a worsted weight. It was lovely to spin, very soft and easy to manage.
I thought that I should knit something for both boys so I combined the grey alpaca with navy Cascade 220 for snazzy stripes.
The pattern is Jared Flood's Turn a Square. I like the effect on the crown.
Alex was really pleased that I had made something for him - the idea seemed not to have occurred to him that I would. Thanks to both Alex and Fin for modelling the hats in 90 degrees...alpaca is warm!