2 years ago I decided to make a garter stitch wrap. It is made in 4 pieces, each the size of small shawl and all in garter stitch. You can imagine what has happened, I have one piece. Another 15 balls of garter stitch? I don’t think so, it looked nice but really who wants to knit up 20 balls of garter stitch?
So what to do with the piece I have. It is mushroom brown alpaca/wool blend 8ply. I have some very dark chocolate brown alpaca that was labelled as 8ply but looks more like 5ply. I was thinking of adding a border in this chocolate brown to finish it off. When I put the 2 yarns together however the alpaca/wool was too mushroomy to go with the chocolate.
I started looking through my stash to find the right colour. The plum colours seemed to go the best. I don’t have the perfect match but what I need is something like this mohair but in a soft alpaca or alpaca wool blend.
I can then add a cabled border to the shawl to finish it off and use the remaining 15 balls to make a jumper or cardigan.