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Project: Chunky Scarf

I've been inspired by the whole Natural Kei/ Mori Girl aesthetic so I decided to knit a scarf and keep the colour natural. Originally, I was hoping to knit a chunky scarf inspired by the one that I wore during my travels before... back in 2011-2012.
As for the yarn I had chosen, I decided to work with a pure and undyed alpaca yarn. I love my wool but I was hoping for a little bit of a change. Wool can be quite itchy and I've never been fond of woollen jumpers or scarves.

Alpaca is lovely to knit with and definitely a great alternative for those who are allergic to wool. I particularly like it because it's softer than pure wool and lighter in weight. The only thing I'm put off about pure alpaca yarn is the amount of shedding. I had alpaca fibres all over me while knitting.
As for the design, it really isn't anything original. While I had in mind what colour and the general idea of the scarf, I was unsure what stitches to put in. Secretly, I've always wanted to h…