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!
Like many of you, I was researching various masks to make for my friends and family and wanted one that could be made quickly, had a nice fit around the nose, and provided an option for a replaceable filter to provide a little more protection for myself and others nearby. So I fired up my sewing machine and started experimenting!
I finally came up with a mask that I was happy with, so I thought I'd share it.
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.