i was looking for a lightweight fiber to knit a few projects for the summer. in my stash i found Araucanía Ruca Solid. i was so excited. i totally forgot i had it until i was rummaging through the drawers.
i stashed it a few years ago. i remember walking into a yarn shop while on a business trip and picking up a skein and walking around the store with it in my hand. it was so so soft and so light. i couldn't put it down so i bought 4 skeins.
the amazing thing about Araucanía is that it is sugar cane. like many other plant fiber yarns (cotton, linen, hemp, etc), the plies in the twist are loose so they tend to split while knitting. to overcome this problem, i'm knitting with lace point needles, my favorite, Signature needles with stilettto points.
this pattern is a wrap called "A Litttle Romance" from Quince and Co. i'm really enjoying the pattern, it is very simple, moves fast and seems to be working well with Araucanía, which has a nice drape and the colorway (108) has a subtle varigation thoughout.