Applause was La Gran Mohair with a strand of Fame (a variegated silk and rayon blend) run alongside it. It therefore stands to reason that you can make your own version with Classic Elite's Alpaca Sox Hand Dyes (which would be delicious), or simply knit the La Gran by itself, as suggested within the pattern. This really is a timeless design, with the always-handsome knit/purl ribs run very simply up through it. All edges are straight except for the front neck. The neck itself is simply 4" of a 3 x 3 rib-- leave it up or fold down.