New from Mirasol! Inka is a super soft, fingering weight yarn with a lovely drape and a beautiful sheen. Inka means "one who shines" in Mapuche. This is a great choice for shawls in knit or crochet.
The yarn is formed from a woven tube of viscose providing a beautiful iridescent sheen and structure, which is then filled with blown baby alpaca fibers creating the super soft feel and lofty light weight in the knitted fabric.
A true superfine lace weight, Inka has a gauge of 27-32 stitches per four inches on US 1-3 (2.25mm-3.25mm) needles. Its fiber content, a blend of viscose and baby alpaca, will create soft yet beautifully detailed shawls, sweaters and accessories. At 442 yards per 75 gram skein, a little goes a long way. It is currently available in ten soft tonal shades, seen below.For this unique new yarn, we've enlisted three exciting indie designers. By Cristina Mershon, the Mila Wrap is a crocheted tour de force lace shawl complete with large tassels and three columns of flowers along the back. By Alexandra Davidoff, the Carmine Coat employs fan lace edging that flows into a cable and lace fabric and includes I-cord edging. Finally, by Wei Wilkins, the Nova Vest features twisted stitches and a traveling rib pattern for a classic look.