All you need is a smartphone or computer, laptop or tablet, and you can shop for yarn, needles, knitting and crochet patterns, and more, right from the comfort of your own home at Alpaca Direct. We ship to nearly anywhere in the United States in 2 to 3 days and have a hassle free return policy. We also have a shop in Hayden, Idaho, so if you live nearby or are visiting the Coeur d'Alene area, be sure to come by and see us in person!
Anytime you start a new hobby or passion, such as knitting or crochet, one of the first things you do is look for a local yarn store or craft store to get advice and see what yarns are available. If there's a yarn store near you, that's great! Hopefully they will be able to help you get started and find the yarn you are looking for.
If you are searching for a good yarn store and are not able to find one near you, we understand and are here to help. We have hundreds of free knitting and crochet video tutorials and articles, a weekly Technique Tuesday show on Facebook Live, where you can watch and participate with thousands of other knitters and a private VIP Facebook group dedicated to the love of knitting and crochet!
If you enjoy learning and fun surprises, you'll love Kelley's Knit Club our fast-growing monthly yarn club. Each month you get an unique pattern, enough yarn to make the project, notions and unique goodies, and access to 8 to 10 (or more!) exclusive member-only videos to help you complete the project. What a great way to explore new yarn and grow your knitting skills!
We hope you'll consider us your local yarn store, no matter where you live. We'll be here for you with great products and exceptional customer service.
See you soon, here in the shop or on the web!
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.