When Alexandra Davidoff contacted me that she'd like to knit a sample of her Guadalupe Light in Amanda Hope Yarn yarn in her favorite Teal Zeal colorway (see her Azul Scarf design in Aussie Extra Fine DK w/Nylon, same color) I was thrilled! Alexandra's designs are always intricate and so elegant. But don't worry, she makes videos to help guide you through any of the areas that knitters might find the least bit difficult. In addition, her patterns are meticulously detailed with pictures. For the lace and cables pattern, the instructions are written and shown in charts.
Alexandra provided information on the beads she used so knitters could purchase the exact yarn and beads in one bundle. Thank you so much Alexandra!
Choose your size XS/S, M/L, XL, XXL. These kits are all Dyed to Order, although if the yarn is in stock from the same batch, it will ship.
The yarn bundle includes the yarn, Miyuki beads, the wooden beads for tassels, beading needle (used to string beads for tassel) and Hiya Hiya steel crochet hook in the size that Alexandra suggests in her pattern. You'll need to purchase the pattern from her on Ravelry or her website and there are few other things you may already have. So in addition to this bundle you'll need:
- Suggested knitting needle sizes of US 3 and US 1, Alexandra suggests a 47" length (so if you're using ChiaGoo interchangeable, you need a 37" cable, mini for US 1 (or adaptor) and Small Cable for US 3)
- Small cable needle (there are easy small cables in the pattern)
- Size 1 DPNs (you only need 2 of these, not a complete set) to make I-cord for tassels
- 20 stitch markers to mark lace repeats
- Row counter
- Guadalupe River Light Pattern - it's here on Ravelry
Alexandra's website is here
All of the above items are available in the shop in the Needles and Notions Collection, but check your knitting supplies, you may already have them. If we happen to be sold out of your needle, etc., please email me what you need, I'll order it ASAP and I'll set it up so you can purchase everything at once to ship free.
About the yarn: Aussie Extra Fine fingering weight 4 ply
100% Extra Fine Merino
Approximately 100 grams/400 meters (3.5 oz./436 yards)
Recommended Needle Size mm - mm
Gauge (stockinette) st x rows over 10 cm/4 in on mm (US ) needles
Australian Merino - Mulesing Free, Spun in Italy
Hand Dyed in Texas in Small Batches
Hand wash in cold and lay flat to dry for best color retention. Dyes may run on initial washing.
The beads included with your kit are Miyuki 6/0 Glass Beads in 30 gram square boxes. The two smaller sizes include two boxes of beads, the largest size takes 3 boxes.
The crochet hook is HiyaHiya US 12, 1mm
Anything else you order with this set ships FREE.