Meringue is a soft, airy, single-spun alpaca yarn that is perfect for your next knit! This bulky yarn is squishy and surprisingly light, making it an ideal option for knitting up layering pieces to keep you warm!
There are so many ways you can use this beautiful alpaca yarn, and today on the blog, we have rounded up eight patterns you’ll want to cast on ASAP. Grab several skeins of Meringue yarn, your favorite tea, and let’s get started!
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weekend-slipover-v-neck
First up is the Weekend Slipover. This lovely vest is soft, oversized, and full of ease. The deep V-neck makes it a perfect layering piece, adding warmth and style in the cooler months. The pattern calls for holding two strands of yarn together to create a bulky weight yarn, but we think the bulky Meringue is the perfect substitute. Alpaca yarn is soft and plush, making it an excellent choice for wearables!
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/man-hat-2
If you’re searching for a quick and easy knit project for the weekend, the Man Hat is the perfect project! This hat is knitted in the round with a simple broken rib stitch. Additionally, it does not use much yarn, making it an excellent option for using up that random half skein you have left over from another project! Meringue yarn is primarily composed of alpaca fibres but also has a touch of wool and some nylon for added strength.
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thick-and-quick-alafosslopi-mittens
When you are looking for the perfect gift to knit, look no further than the Thick and Quick Álafosslopi Mittens! These warm and cozy mittens are another speedy weekend project. The main stitch used to create these mittens is the stockinette stitch.
This pattern will be a great project if you want to learn how to create gussets and work on left and right increases and decreases. Here we have swatched some of our Meringue yarn in the stockinette stitch.
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-and-lazy-mitts
Another mitten option is the Cozy and Lazy Mitts. These are fingerless mittens, making them an even faster project! These would be a wonderful project if you wanted to dye up a skein of Meringue and then knit a pair of mittens. You could even knit a whole set of mittens for the family! The alpaca yarn in Meringue will be warm and soft against your skin, keeping your hands cozy in the colder months.
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seafaring-scarf-in-big-good-wool
For a more significant project, this beautiful Seafaring Scarf will keep you busy! It is knitted in a Fisherman’s Rib with a wonderfully thick and squishy pattern. This pattern would look lovely in bare Meringue to show off the delightfully fuzzy halo of the alpaca yarn.
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/irish-tartan-pocket-shawl
The Irish Pocket Tartan Shawl is another wonderful layering piece that would be the perfect companion for undyed Meringue yarn. The waffle-like pattern is a simple repeat that adds visual interest without adding too much difficulty. The twisted fringe at the end is a playful bonus that adds charm to this shawl.
Pattern Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-rib-beanie-tundra
This Chunky Rib Beanie is another quick and cozy project. Rib knit is a stitch that adds volume to your knits, which pairs perfectly with the airy blend of alpaca, wool, and nylon in our Meringue yarn. We have knit up a swatch in a basic 1×1 rib knit stitch to show off this volume and structure.
Knitting in the round is an essential skill for all knitters. Learning to knit in the round with a beginner-friendly project like a hat will help you get comfortable with the rhythm of knitting in this way.
Another hat that uses the rib stitch is the Outdoorsman Hat. This is another beginner-friendly knitting pattern. Meringue yarn is a wonderful choice for this classic rib hat because the alpaca yarn will keep you warm and feel oh-so-soft against your head. You could pair this hat with one of the mitten patterns and gift yourself a matching set of warm winter gear!
Any of these patterns would be a wonderful option for your next knitting project. If you need inspiration for how to dye up your new skeins of Meringue, be sure to check out our dyeing tutorials here on the blog, and don’t forget to save this post for later so you can pick out your next project! Share your work with us on social media by tagging us at @knomad_yarn and using #KnomadYarn. We can’t wait to see what you make!