I found out not so long ago that my sister is allergic to wool. Not unusual I know. So I hunted around my LYS and found 'Grinasco' 30% alpaca and 10% acrylic. It's beautiful to knit with and quite chunky a bit like 'Brown sheep pride'. The pattern is Flora by Kate Kuckro, free from KNITTY. The only adjustment I made was stitching a few green glass beads into the centre of it. I've been wanting to make one for myself but I guess it will have to go down on my new projects list for next year.