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.
Knitting in the round is often the preferred method for making everything from hats to sweaters, but with smaller circumferences things can get tricky! Here are several methods for knitting a hat in the round such as using a 16" circular needle, Magic Loop, double pointed needles, FlexiFlips, and two circular needles.
This week Kelley's giving some finishing tips for the Baubles Shawl by Andrea Mowry, including how to use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off in brioche! This lovely shawl uses techniques like lace, syncopated brioche, and bobbles.
Blocking a finished knit project is important to get even stitches. Knitting with acrylic yarn makes blocking hard, since it doesn't respond like wool. Here's how to steam block acrylic yarn without an expensive steamer.