We were thrilled when the editors of Alpacas Magazine chose to highlight our Alpaca Direct products and photo on this year's Cover of the Winter Alpaca Fashion apparel issue. Nearly all the photos on our website are taken on our alpaca ranch in Northern California. If you look closely, you'll often see some cute little alpacas grazing in the background. Thanks to Rayna our "Top Model" for sharing her awesome smile with the world, and thanks to Randy for his keen eye behind the lens. The journey from our original designs created in Peru to the cover of the magazine has truly been a team effort! You can pick up a copy of Alpacas magazine at any Barnes and Noble or at www.aoba.org. (Alpaca Owners Association).
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I discovered the Norrland Hat pattern on Ravelry and decided to take on the challenge. I love the trees and snowflakes, and I have never done colorwork and cables at the same time. Since I love learning new things, I bought the pattern immediately and cast on.
I made some modifications, including turning the hat into a slouch instead of a beanie, and I wanted to explain those in case you want to modify your project, too.
Hats are the knitting trifecta: small projects that are useful and make great gifts. You can most hats done in a short time, and many are one-skein wonders.
Here is a variety of free hat patterns, from beanies to slouches to earflap hats, that are guaranteed to suit your gift-knitting needs this season and for years to come.
We're often asked what the difference is between llamas and alpacas. Both llamas and alpacas are south american camelids and they are related but definitely not the same.
Here are 5 quick ways to tell the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.