Noro ‘Obi’ Cowl – Store Project

I just finished a super-quick knit in the new ‘Obi’ yarn from Noro.

Just 2 balls is all you need of this bulky/12 ply blend of wool, silk and mohair. I used Colourway 3 which is the same one used in the magazine.

The pattern is from Noro magazine – August 2014

Luscious One-Skein Cowl

Just finished a super-quick and fun crochet project called the “Luscious One-Skein Cowl

We used one x ball of colourway ‘Oceania’.

It’s a FREE Pattern from the talented crochet designer – Tamara Kelly. Check out her blog on the link above – she has LOTS of beautiful free patterns on her site and has been published in quite a few mags too!

For the Luscious One-Skein Cowl, she used a yarn called ‘Lion Brand – Unique’. It is a super-soft bulky acrylic and each ball is variegated/self-striping. There are patterns for it on the Lion Brand site too.


New Store Projects and New Yarn

Wow – hasn’t it been a long time since my last post!

Lots of things have been happening – the usual new yarns etc… but I wanted to share something with you that is unique to Sweet Yarns – our very own yarn!

Yep – you heard right! We have teamed up with a local Alpaca grower who sold us some of her lovely fleece which we promptly had spun into some luscious yarn. We call it:


Local-Paca is an 8 ply pure, undyed alpaca yarn. Each ball contains between 100 and 115 metres of yarn. It is Huacaya alpaca and is VERY soft and warm.

We had some shop samples made up for you to try:

1. Calm Cowl – crochet

This one takes 4 balls and is a Free pattern from Ravelry:

2. Candle Flame Scarf – knit

For all you knitters out there! 🙂 This one takes 3 balls of Local-Paca and is also a FREE ravelry Pattern

We have just sent away another 5 kilos of fleece to be processed. It will be available in black, dark brown and cream – shortly before our Winter Season begins in March.

In the meantime, you can buy some Local-Paca online.