It's getting close, folks! Have you finished your holiday knitting or crocheting? If not, here are a few gift suggestions from Alpaca Direct!
Who doesn't love a pair of warm, cozy slippers! Ours have 100 percent baby alpaca trim, leather exterior, and merino wool lining. Truly luxurious; get a pair for a gift and a pair for yourself!
These wonderful needles are made from high-tech carbon fiber and nickel-plated brass tips. The combination of these two versatile materials is guaranteed to provide an unparalleled knitting experience. The smooth tips are perfectly tapered, which makes them ideal for all types of yarn and projects. Karbonz are lightweight with lot of flexibility. The carbon material helps the stitches move smoothly on the needle. They also warm to the touch and are gentle in the hand. Highly recommended!
There have to be socks in the stocking, right? Treat your friends and family to alpaca or merino socks; they'll never go back! Our sock selection includes choices for men and women, socks for jogging or extreme sports, and many color options. You'll find something to suit everyone!
One of the many benefits of alpaca socks is that the alpaca content guards against blisters. For me, that's important. My feet are really soft, and they're really prone to blisters—I just love alpaca socks!
Our alpaca toys have been so popular this season. We have many choices, from tiny alpacas to Teddy bears to 3-foot tall alpacas! They are all handmade by a family in Peru (read the story behind these toys), and we've heard from so many customers about how much they love them!
Kids of all ages will enjoy these cuties.
This asymmetrical shawl is worked on the bias, creating beautiful drape. The kit includes the shawl pattern one full-size skein of Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter and two mini-skeins of Mad Hatter. We have 9 colorways to choose from!
This is a great gift for the knitters on your list.
We want to treat you, so with each order of $10 or more, we'll send you this handy needle and hook gauge. It's great for sizing those unmarked needles and hooks, and checking your gauge!
I hope these ideas help you out with your last-minute shopping. Be sure to order soon so we can have your items to you in time for the big day!
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.