We have been fortunate to date that the Covid-19 outbreak has not yet been detected in our local community. That being said, as the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread throughout nearby communities, we have consistently looked for ways to help protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. Our goal is about doing the right thing for our community.
After a great deal of careful consideration,we are temporarily closing our store from March 16 until April 30th. We believe that is the right thing for our community to do all we can to help keep one another safe in this unprecedented moment.
Our Online store is still open!
Even with our store closed, we will be working hard to continue to serve our customers. All orders through alpacadirect.com will continue to be processed.
Customers who have questions that they’d normally ask in our store can get answers through our online VIP community on Facebook. You can also email or call us with questions. In the meantime, thank you for your understanding, your patience, and most of all, for being a part of our local community.
Be well and take care of one another.
—Jim and Kelley Hobart
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.