or winter knitting in Chile
in July 2013
Kuna is a Peruvian lifestyle brand with a unique prêt-a-porter collection made of Alpaca, Vicuña and Pima Cotton.
Kuna is part of the Inca Group, the pioneer in exporting Alpaca products to the world.
My alpaca vest, which I knitted in July, is made of KUNA yarn.
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Winter has come to Southern hemisphere.
And even though there are no bare trees here, in the north of Chile, the brisk breeze is whispering -
wrap yourself in warmth ...
... it's time for winterwear ... and I am thinking: something thick and cozy.
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I bought this Alpaca yarn for the jacket in Santiago. Next time I am there, I should get some more and knit the sleeves :-)
This yarn is amazing.
It can produce knits that are soft, smooth, and comfortable.
In the picture - KUNA store in Lima, Peru.
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Warmth for the Winter Blues
You really need something warm in the Andes in the winter.
This yarn is
al winter blues!
Click on image to go to KUNA Fall/Winter Collection 2013-2014 (Peruvian website)
The yarn is called Alpaca Turunku. It's bulky big stitch yarn. I used 8mm(US size) needles to knit. And it's so-o-o natural:
Loops that spring out of the core yarn make it a bit tricky to knit, but this "curly" textured surface feels good.
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North of Chile is mining. Copper is gold here.
In the local arts and crafts shops - tiendas de artesanía - you can find all kinds of jewelry - all made of copper.
In the picture -
copper shawl pin.
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July Blue Sky
about knitting under the
Florida, Germany, Russia,
(out of the blue)
Saying No to winter blues,