Learn to Crochet With This Free Photo Tutorial

by AD Staff January 30, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

We have created a visual step by step guide to help you learn about the basics of crochet. Whether you're new to stitching and would like to learn how to crochet or if you're a knitter looking to diversify your skills today we'll teach you how to get started crocheting!
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My Journey Through the Norrland Hat Pattern

by Kelley Hobart December 06, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

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.

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How to Grade Alpaca Yarns

by Kelley Hobart December 02, 2018 8 min read 0 Comments

When grading alpaca yarns for knitting, there are different classifications depending on what knitting association you reference. In this article I will highlight the most common ways we grade alpaca yarn so you can make the best choices when choosing alpaca for your knitting and crochet projects. 
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10 Tips to Improve Your Knitting and Crochet

by Kelley Hobart November 12, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

Learn some of Kelley's top tips for improving your knitting and crochet. She'll help you be a better knitter by sharing some of her expertise about learning skills, unique approaches to the craft, and her opinion on several tools and techniques.
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How Much Yarn Do I Need? Try Our Yarn Estimate Calculator. It's Easy and Fast

by AD Staff November 01, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

Determining how much yarn you need for a project is a very common problem we see in our store and with our online customers.  You don't want to over buy but you also don't want to run short and not be able to match your dye lot or worse yet, find another skein if it is no longer available. 

Fortunately, most knit and crochet patterns include a list of materials, including how many skeins of yarn you will need to complete the project. However, sometimes we have to ask the question, How Much Yarn Do I Need?

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The Best Place To Buy Yarn Online

by AD Staff October 01, 2018 2 min read 0 Comments

AlpacaDirect.com is a 5-star Google Trusted Store website and the best place to buy yarn online for knitting and crochet.

That means you can shop confidently and securely knowing Alpaca Direct has passed Google's rigorous inspection and received over 600 five star customer reviews.

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March 6, 2018 Facebook Live LINKS: Spring Shawls to Knit and Crochet

by Kelley Hobart March 06, 2018 1 min read 0 Comments

Kelley discusses a technique to 'Create your own fade' and make your own gradient yarn projects without buying a gradient yarn. She also shares new spring knit and crochet project ideas and reviews her favorite crochet hook.
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What Does Worsted-Weight Yarn Mean, Anyway?

by Kelley Hobart February 07, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

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Chunky Yarns Taking Over

by Tye Klemetsen October 26, 2016 1 min read 0 Comments

We are getting more and more great chunky and bulky yarns in stock!!  With each new shipment, I find another must have yarn.  Here are a few projects I would be excited to cast on in one of our awesome new arrivals.
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A treasured combination - Queensland Llama Lace Yarn and Jennifer Wood

by 6 April 06, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

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Shop Happenings: North Idaho Fair Winners and Socktober

by Ana Vidal September 28, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

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5 Fun Things to Knit in the Summer

by 6 August 13, 2015 3 min read 0 Comments

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