[two_fifth last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Shetland wool is synonymous with Fair Isle knitting. In it’s dyed and natural state it has a huge color range, ideal for the wonderful range of patterns available. Much as I like Shetland wool, there is no comparison with the softness of alpaca. I decided to tackle a Fair Isle project using alpaca. I have not done a Fair Isle pattern before so this was something new for me. I chose to use natural colored alpaca. I soon discovered that it takes a great deal of concentration and any loss of focus results it lots of unpicking! It also helps to have a block of uninterrupted time which is sometimes difficult on a farm. I am persisting, however, and thought I would share the work in progress. Hopefully, in a subsequent post I can show the final product.[/fusion_text][/two_fifth][three_fifth last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”yes” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”http://www.alpacasatwillowbrook.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2017/08/100_1931.jpg” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10px” bottom_margin=”10px” sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][imageframe lightbox=”yes” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”http://www.alpacasatwillowbrook.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2017/08/100_1933.jpg” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/three_fifth]