Some *gorgeous* hand-spun and hand-dyed alpaca has been sitting in my stash, waiting for the perfect project. Given its luxurious softness, it needed to be something next to the skin and, alas, small: there were only 100 yards in the skein. This neckwarmer seemed the perfect choice -- and was also an opportunity to learn the brioche stitch. Wonderfully squishy and lofty, this stitch took a few tries to learn knitting it in the round. But once learned it was an easy, fun knit.