Star blanket in alpaca wool
This is a suprise blanket for one of my BFF. She's not having a birthday or anything. I just felt that she needed a heavy warming blanket to use during cold winter evenings.
I made yet another star blanket and the yarn is: Aladdin Alpaca Purple Green Shades Fuchsia ( 20% Alpaca, 30% Wool, 50% Acrylic andd 90 m/ 50 gr). Crochet hook is 6.0 mm. I used 31 skeins (=2790 m). The feeling of the finished blanket is really luxurious and the yarn has a nice luster to it. However, I do think it was a somehow difficult yarn to work with, but I guess that the really lovely result makes it worth the effort.
The pattern is Bernat Mosaic Afghan. There are other patterns out there for star afhgans and you can usually make them as large as you want to. This star has 12 points, which gives a nice volume to the afghans.
The yarn is self striping but with the purple is really dominant which gives a nice spotty effect. Really nice.
The blanket is 2 meters point to point and it was nice and warm to put it over my legs while crocheting the last rows.