Alvaro by Rachel Atkinson
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Alvaro

Knitting
December 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in double moss stitch after blocking
US 15 - 10.0 mm
148 yards (135 m)
One size: 20cm (73⁄4in) wide x 166cm (651⁄2in) long
This pattern is available for free.

A textured colour-block scarf knit in scrumptiously soft Cadena, a super chunky alpaca and merino wool blend from Illimani Yarns. Very easy and a great way to play with stitch textures.

The pattern is designed to use as much of the three skeins of yarn as possible. Mix and match textures and change colour as desired to create your own twist on the basic template.

SIZE
One size: 20cm (73⁄4in) wide x 166cm (651⁄2in) long

YARN
Illimani Cadena (Super chunky; 71.5% alpaca, 28.5% merino wool; 45m / 49 yds per 100g skein)
One skein of each of the following shades
A: Grey (SFN43) x 1 skein
B: Light Grey (SFN41) x 1 skein
C: Dark Grey (SFN75) x 1 skein

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
10mm (US 15) knitting needles
Large-eye tapestry needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends

TENSION
7.5 sts and 12 rows to 10cm (4in) over double moss stitch after blocking.

Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size accordingly to ensure an accurate finish.

PATTERN NOTES
The first stitch of every row is slipped to maintain a straight edge and prevent the scarf from curling in on itself.