We had an amazing year and look forward to more success in 2018 thanks to you!
It's been wonderful reading all thegreat reviews (Over 3600 and growing!) and compliments coming in this holiday season and we are so grateful for those of you taking the time to tell others about our business and helping spread the word about Alpaca Direct! We added many newyarnsandnotionsfor our knitters always focused on making sure we find the best quality products at reasonable prices. We continue working with our suppliers in Peru, Europe, and the USA to bring you newsocksandappareland will be expanding our product lines in 2018.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for supporting our business and the families of our fantastic team at Alpaca Direct as we continue the journey to find you great products and provide incredible customer service.
by Kathleen CubleyJanuary 23, 20202 min read0 Comments
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
by Kathleen CubleyJanuary 16, 20201 min read0 Comments
Kelley just finished knitting theShift Cowlby Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.
by Kathleen CubleyJanuary 15, 20204 min read0 Comments
I saw an ad for a yarn company that said, "Failing at your new year's resolutions? Why not try knitting instead?" After I laughed out loud, I realized that a lot of my new year's resolutions, which I prefer to call goals, have to do with knitting, and my yarn stash in particular. Kelley's knitting goals are here, too, and they're similar to mine!