Malabrigo Dos Tierras is here at Alpaca Direct, and we're in love! We have it in 16 colors, too. It's hard to choose which one is the most beautiful!
This yarn is DK weight with a recommended 5 or 6 US needle size, and US I to K hook. It's 50/50 Merino wool and baby alpaca, and its recommended care is hand wash cold, dry flat.
Dos Tierras produces a fabric with great stitch definition and gorgeous drape, making it perfect for projects with interesting stitch patterns, lace work, and cables.
Kelley fell hard for this yarn when she "met" it, and as soon as we had some in stock, she knit up a pair of fingerless mitts. They're beautiful!
Kelley used one skein of the Wales Road colorway for this pattern, Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich (free on Ravelry).
We have LOTS of dos Teirras in stock, and more on the way, so get yours now and cast on something beautiful.
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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.