The color is called Camel and is a lovely neutral shade of… well, camel color. It's actually pretty perfect for either a guy or gal knit. So, a good choice for the unisex scarf pattern indeed. Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca is a 50/50 blend of superfine merino and baby alpaca, and it's very squishable, huggable, adorable, and all the other able's that mean it'll make you just plain happy to knit with.
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