Umina is an example of what a difference it makes to ramp up the luxury factor. It's deliciously soft blend of Royal Alpaca and Extrafine Merino, both of which have a micron count below 18, which rivals cashmere. With the silkiness of alpaca and bounce of Merino, Umina does just what you want it to do. It holds its shape when you want it for a sweater, but blocks out nicely when you're looking for some drape. Its 2-ply construction helps prevent pilling and makes even simple stockinette look special. Umina is the perfect fiber for Groovy, a simple elegant shawl designed to showcase a stunning solid yarn.
Groovy is an asymmetrical triangular wrap shawl/scarf with deep ribs and notches on one side. The fabric gets its beautiful texture from alternate bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette - looks complicated but is actually super simple and fun. Wear Groovy right off your needles for a cozy casual look, or block it hard and open it up into an elegant, softly draping wrap for day or night.
Shawl-sized Groovy takes 3 skeins of Umina. Choose a color that makes you swoon. Order yarn here.
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