Tag Archives: Alpaca

Made it!

With less than a metre of contrast green remaining, I breathed a big sigh of relief as I finished my Selbu mittens this week … A good soak softened the cream Masham wool, which bloomed nicely and evened out the stranded knitting. … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Snowflake Cast-on

It must have been the sudden drop in the outdoor temperature that made me want to cast on a pair of warm mitts this week – it’s not as if I haven’t got several WIPs on the go already 😉 … Continue reading

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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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