This is the Lace Ribbon scarf, pattern by Veronik in Aplacas D'Auxvasse 100% Suri Alpaca. I'm not an alpaca fan and knitting lace in dark brown is boring and difficult unless your knitting under a mega watt spotlight. The interesting thing about this yarn is that it was raised here in Missouri and the color is natural. This was a commission piece and the women wanted to pick out her own yarn and she wanted alpaca. I sent her to my LYS and who would think that any woman's first purchase in an extremely comperhensive yarn store would bea solid dark brown. This is obviously a women of great constraint. I tried to tempt her with merino but she would have none of it, I guess merino is just too pedestrian.
She wanted something she could loop around her neck several times so I didn't think an intricate pattern with few repeats would really be worth the effort. When I found this pattern and presented it to her she thought it would be perfect. It was a fun, easy and pretty quick pattern and I can now preform double yarn overs in my sleep. I can't wait to give it to her and see what she thinks - it blocked beautifully but I think it would drape better in a merino.
Now I have to decide what to charge her - yuck!