Post from Raisa After decades in New England, I am a near-expert in the art of staying warm in the winters. Long underwear, Darn Tough socks, Sorel boots, glove liners, hot water bottles . . . Yep, I have a system that keeps this half-Dominican body clear of frostbite even deep into February.
And now I am in alpaca heaven.
This scarf, Tipón, is the coziest, most comfortable bit of fluffy warmness I've ever had wrapped around my neck since I had a sick toddler.
This morning it's cold, a bit rainy and I am absolutely elated that I can wear this bit of hand-knit lace for, hm, perhaps the next 8 months. Starting today. Not even kidding.
Sign up for our email newsletter and you receive a PDF of this hand-knitting pattern for FREE! Really! The pattern is charted and the instructions are in English (for those of you who speak that language), so I think it's a win-win for everybody on this early, frosty fall day.