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August 30, 2017
Debbie Bliss has a beautiful new alpaca yarn out and to celebrate we've got some to give away!
Aymara is a DK weight yarn, lightly spun and plied from pure baby alpaca.
It's super-soft, with a slightly heathered effect, so that even the boldest colours in the 16-strong palette are easy on the eye.
This sweet set for little girls is inspired by Scandiavian designs, but is easy to knit, with only a small section of colourwork.
Adjust the palette (or not!) and it would work great on boys too.
This design is based on Icelandic lopis and is a great showcase for the amazing colour range in the collection.
It's knitted completely seamlessly from the bottom up and the small amount of colourwork on the cuffs gives you a chance to practise before embarking on the dramatic yoke!
If you're a fan of Fair Isle designs, this smart scarf would be a fun project.
The softness of the alpaca makes it a perfect choice for a snuggly scarf.
This tunic with centre panel is probably my favourite from the collection.
I love the colour and the neat detail of the tiny cable down the centre of the raglan sleeve, mirroring the wider horseshoe and herringbone stitch on the centre front.
For a speedy present, this cowl would be ideal.
The simple checkerboard pattern is easy to achieve, but very effective and it would be fun to experiment with the colours!
For the chance to win a pack of Aymara yarn, and the Aymara pattern book all these designs are featured in, just head over to the Designer Yarns Facebook page or the Designer Yarns Instagram before September 4 and like and share one of our Aymara giveaway posts.
A winner will be picked at random on September 4. Good luck!
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