We're happy to let you know we'll be posting videos throughout our website to help educate you about your alpaca yarns, needles and and accessories. As you may now, we now carry thousands of choices in luxury yarn and not just Alpaca! We'll be featuring our merino and cotton sock yarns along with our large selection of quality knitting needles from Addi and circular sets from Denise Knitting needles. Stay tuned as Alpaca Direct videos are launched over the coming weeks!
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.