Alpaca Direct Blog

No one does alpaca like Alpaca Direct!

It’s tough to get knitters, spinners & crocheters to agree on anything-- let’s face it, we’re an opinionated bunch of people! Fiber lovers of all stripes get into heated arguments at our Idaho storefront: whose craft is easiest for beginners, which stitch is best for a breathtaking scarf, whether metal or wooden tools are better & under what conditions... But underneath all the lighthearted (or occasionally not-so-lighthearted!) squabbling, there’s one thing that draws us all together once more: an appreciation for fiber of true quality & value. That’s why we at Alpaca Direct are so passionate about crafting with alpaca yarn & rovings!

It’s nearly impossible to convince someone how soft & elegant alpaca is until they feel it for themselves. We make a point of displaying an inviting, loosely-plied alpaca yarn right at the entrance to our booth whenever we attend expos & trade shows. Without fail, passers-by will casually brush against it, stop dead in their tracks, and hurry in to find more! It’s a fiber with an unbelievably soft hand, unparalleled insulation & a luxurious natural drape-- and, best yet, it’s affordable when you buy direct!

Any weight...
Alpaca can be spun to almost any yarn weight, from drool-inducing chunkies down to lace yarns so fine that they double as embroidery wool!  

And any color... 

  • Incredibly rich jewel tones & heathers in Cascade’s Pure Alpaca, or Cascade Pure Alpaca & Eco Alpaca
    enjoy an incredible range of natural colorways in Eco Alpaca
  • Buttery soft with memorable handpainted & tonal colorways to choose from-- Misti Alpaca’s noteworthy Hand Paint Lace line is just the thing for a lighter-than-air lace shawl
  • A whomping 61 solid or twisted colors to choose from, on top of 13 handpainted colorways, in our Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky

On any budget... 

  • Fantastic new Camino Alpaca from Plymouth is especially great for  men’s projects, and won’t break the bank at just $6.95 per ball! Camino Alpaca in Browns #101
  • Get a true steal on the last two colors of Misti’s dreamy Alpaca Sport yarn, on clearance for $5.99 a skein
  • Back by popular demand, Plymouth’s Baby Alpaca Brush is a truly unique option with an unassuming halo & a plushy softness reminiscent of angora. Select colors start at only $5.52 per ball
  • Or, treat yourself to the ultimate in hand-dyed luxury-- snatch up one of our last hanks of Saratoga, a fabulous alpaca & cotton worsted yarn from Great Adirondack
  • Layer on the luxe with new Debbie Bliss Andes, a stunning blend of alpaca & mulberry silk

For every crafter! 

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