A closer look

Back in July, we mentioned that we were looking forward an awful lot to Louisa Harding’s new Orielle, a luxurious alpaca yarn with the subtlest touch of gold sparkle.

It’s now in the shop, and it’s even lovelier than we imagined. You can see the colour range in the picture above. And because we’ve got a lot of sample garments to show at the Yarn Tasting tonight, we’ve had a chance to see how it looks in a finished garment.

This is our current favourite from the Orielle pattern book. It’s called Zarina. You can make it simply as a rectangular lace scarf, but you can also join it into this elegant little cape – just perfect for layering over an evening frock during the coming party season.

And if you haven’t marked HandmAid Craft Day in your diary yet, it’s on Saturday of next week in the Damer Hall on St Stephens Green. There’s classes, there’s yarn, there’s crafted gifts to buy, there’s tea and cake, and it’s all in aid of the DSPCA. Last year’s Craft Day was a lot of fun and an enormous success, and this year’s bound to live up to the challenge!

Now, if you’ll excuse us, there’s still a bit to do for this evening….

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