Tag Archives: Alpaca

Grateful to be considered Knitworthy

As a Knitter, I love to see what other crafters are making and I admire the effort and skill that goes into every creation, whether it is yarn-based or not. Pottery, painting, glasswork, metalwork, card-making – I love to see … Continue reading

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To the Power of 3

On the look-out for a new hat pattern? Look no further! Based on my latest finished objects – 3 in a row – I can thoroughly recommend Woolly Wormhead’s appropriately-named Skelter, which includes instructions for a range of sizes. The design includes … Continue reading

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Cold Feet?

What do you think of these knitted slippers? 3 super-soft pairs for 3 super-special people! Knitted in Drops Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca) following the Drops Chilli pattern (free download), I added hearts in Rico Sock Stop to create a non-slip base. … Continue reading

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Impromptu hats

Following my recent visit to Sarehole Mill, I was inspired to make a hat … or 2! First onto the needles was this child’s beanie with a big pompom … It is made with Drops Nepal, a wool-alpaca mix, which … Continue reading

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Finished! Alpaca mitts

How are things with you? I hope you’ve been able to fit in a bit of crafting this week 🙂 A few weeks ago I shared a sneaky purchase with you … this alpaca yarn produced a couple of miles from me, … Continue reading

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Alpaca F.O.

This one sneaked up on me, an unplanned project which slipped off the needles with surprising speed. The single skein was holiday treasure from Solva Woollen Mill in Pembrokeshire, Wales, from alpacas living just along the road from the mill. With approximately … Continue reading

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Falling off the yarn wagon

It was just a single skein … Where’s the harm in that? *she said defensively* Ah, well, you see … it was 10 weeks into the “yarn fast”, which had been arranged by our knit-and-natter group at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Friday Finished Object – the cabled cardigan

There’s a nip in the air, accompanied by some early morning mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn is here … and I’ve finished my cabled cardigan to add some warmth! Want to see? This photo is the best colour match … This … Continue reading

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Wednesday WIP – the home straight

The second sleeve is almost finished – this Work in Progress is heading for the home straight! It’s Hallett’s Ledge by Elinor Brown, and I’m knitting it in Drops Lima (65% wool, 35% alpaca) in a dark sand colour from Wool … Continue reading

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The Wednesday WIP – the chosen skein

My mission was to choose a skein from my stash and then decide what to make. Simple, eh? Well, no – it was surprisingly difficult. For me, anyway. It took longer than I imagined to get to the cast on stage, … Continue reading

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