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Welted Infinity Loop - Blue Sky Baby Alpaca Version

Welted Infinity Loop - Blue Sky Baby Alpaca Version

"Purl welts for a sculptural effect."

We noticed that some knitters were knitting the cowl from our Churchmouse Classics Easy Folded Poncho separately and that gave us an idea. Why not double the cowl's circumference for an infinity loop that you can wear long and elegant, or twist double for twice the cozy? We added purl welts for a sculptural effect. And, while we were at it, we two-toned it for clever reversibility!

Knit in the round in Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca, a 100% alpaca yarn with superior softness. Solids and heathered melange colors mix and match beautifullyor indulge and immerse yourself in one shade for the entire project. Equally at home over tee shirt and denim, or paired with a pretty dress!

Pick up the pattern below and choose your yarn color(s). You'll need 5 skeins of Baby Alpaca3 in the main color + 2 contrast colorfor the infinity loop size shown (see the Basic Details tab for yarn requirements for the cowl size and solid color option). We've chosen a few favorite shades below, but for a full selection of colors, just head over to the Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca page.

Cowl (not shown): Approx. 24"/61cm around x 11"/28cm deep, with welts flattened.
Infinity Loop:Approx. 48"/122cm around by 11"/28cm deep, with welts flattened.

Two color versions:
Cowl: 3 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each), 2 skeins color A + 1 skeins color B; not shown.
Infinity Loop: 5 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each), 3 skeins color A + 2 skeins color B; shown on dress form in Color A 803 Licorice and Color B 807 Dijon; shown on Kate in Color A 816 Peppercorn and Color B 522 Denim.

Solid color versions:
Cowl: 2 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each); not shown.
Infinity Loop: 4 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each); not shown.

US 6 (4mm) 16–24"/40–60cm circular, or size to obtain gauge.
One US 8 (5mm) needle, or two sizes larger than gauge needle, for bind-off.

Approx. 20 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.

A quick gauge swatch could prove very helpful on this project. Alpaca carries with it wonderful drape, but also a weightiness. With a large number of stitches to cast on and join in the round, you'll want to be sure beforehand that your gauge is accurate and pleasing on your needle size.

Photo Notes: Kate is wearing a Churchmouse Classics Easy Folded Poncho under the two-color infinity loop.

Digital Welted Cowl & Infinity Loop pattern. (Download)

Printed Welted Cowl & Infinity Loop pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 542 Currant. Red wine.

COLOR: 506 Streaky Brown. Heathered nut brown.

COLOR: 816 Peppercorn. The nearest brown to black.

COLOR: 802 Pesto. Like leaf tea, more oxidized than green.

COLOR: 807 Dijon. Gold with rust and green undertones.

COLOR: 505 Taupe. Creamy oatmeal.

COLOR: 812 Blue Cheese. Like a soft chambray shirt.

COLOR: 800 Cornflower. Heathered aqua.

COLOR: 522 Denim. Deep indigo.

COLOR: 507 Light Gray. Quintessential sweatshirt heather.

COLOR: 803 Licorice. A complex mix of navy and gold that reads grey.

COLOR: 509 Dark Gray. Simply charcoal.

COLOR: 510 Black. No heathering–just deep lustrous black.

COLOR: 518 Scarlet. Dark orange.

COLOR: 511 Red. Cherry red.

COLOR: 512 Eggplant. Dark plummy purple.

COLOR: 818 Blue Earth. Navy blue with a cool purple undertone.

COLOR: 520 Avocado. Green grass.

COLOR: 508 Medium Gray. Heathered medium gray.

COLOR: 810 Cotton Candy. Soft cotton candy pink.

COLOR: 809 Toasted Almond. Pale bisque.

COLOR: 500 Natural White. Soft natural cream.