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Find all of our Facebook Live product links here. We'll guide you to every pattern, yarn, and other items that Kelley talks about in all of our Alpaca Direct Facebook Live broadcasts. Each week we also feature a giveaway for those of you who post projects or share where you're from and what you're working on. The giveaway runs from the Tuesday morning of the broadcast until the following Monday evening, so even if you missed the live broadcast, you can still enter to win each week! 

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8/7/18—Keeping Your Edges Tidy

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Last week’s winner won a skein of the lovely Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande.

The giveaway for today is two skeins of Cascade Baby Alpaca Lace.

Resources

Crochet Straight Edges Every Time with Sewrella (YouTube video)

Crochet Tip: Skip the Turning Chain! From Maggie's Crochet (YouTube Video).

Projects

Malia Cowl by Rebecca Langford (Little Monkeys Crochet), crocheted with Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande.

Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson, crocheted with Crochet with Rowan Kidsilk Haze or Cascade Baby Alpaca Lace.

Yarns

Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Cascade Baby Alpaca Lace

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande

Alpaca Yarn Company Halo

Alpaca Yarn Company Classic Alpaca Tweed

 

7/31/18: Making Coordinating Accessories

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Last week’s Winner won a Kreinik Custom Corder.

The giveaway for today is a skein of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande.

Projects

Zick Zack Scarf by Christy Kamm

Malia Classic Cowl by Rebecca Langford

Yarn Shown

Lang Mille Colori Baby

Lang Mille Colori Baby Luxe

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande

Manos Del Uruguay Maxima

 

7/24/18: Christmas in July

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Last week’s winner won 3 skeins of Ultra Alpaca Light.

The giveaway for today is a Kreinik Custom Corder.

Better Kitchener Stitch with Suzanne Bryan (You Tube video)

Projects

Christmas Bauble by Carmen Heffernan

Plymouth Hood Neckwarmer F420 by Vanessa Ewing, knit with Plymouth Alpaca Grande.

Basic Christmas Stocking from Churchmouse, knit with Malabrigo Worsted.

Quite Simply Scarf by Kris Basta, knit with leftover yarns from Kelley's stash. This is a free pattern on Ravelry.

Berroco Minutia '14

Berroco Minutia '17

Brick sweater by Clare Lee, knit with Berocco Ultra Alpaca.

Tabulated Shawl by Meghan Jones, knit with a Frabjous Fibers Messenger Kit, Zen Garden Serenity 20, and Madelinetosh Twist Light.

Products

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande

HiKoo Cobasi Plus

Ultra Alpaca Light

Kreinik Custom Corder

 

7/17/18: Glorious Color!

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Last week's giveaway was a set of addi Flexiflips. This week's giveaway is a bundle of Ultra Alpaca Light!

Projects

Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft, knit with made with Plymouth Estilo.

Tabulated Shawl by Meghan Jones, knit with a Frabjous Fibers Messenger Kit, Zen Garden Serenity 20, and Madelinetosh Twist Light.

Featured Yarn

Berocco Ultra Alpaca

Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light

Berroco Ultra Alpaca ECO

Lamb's Pride Worsted

Lamb's Pride Bulky

Artful Color, Mindful Knits book

7/10/18: Focus on Buttonholes

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Last week's giveaway winner is Rachel Ballew. Congrats on winning two skeins of Plymouth Grande Hues!

This week's giveaway is a set of FlexiTip needles, a new product from Skacel, great for sock knitting.

Projects and Yarn

Stripes on Stripes baby sweater by Susan Mills, knit with KnitCol self-striping yarn.

Adele's Buttoned Up Cowl by Kelley Hobart, knit with Plymouth Grande Hand Dyed yarn.

All Washed Up washcloth by Jill Knit It, knit with Bamboo Pop.

Buttonhole Resources

Horizontal two-row buttonhole from Fiona Morris Designs on YouTube

Buttonholes in ribbing from Cocoknits

Crochet Cast-On Buttonhole from Cottonandcloud on YouTube

7/3/18: All About Baby

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Last week’s winner won a skein of Zen Garden Serenity 20 in the CDA Splatter colorway. Congratulations!

The giveaway for this week is a skein of Plymouth Hand-Dyed 100% Baby Alpaca. Good luck!

Patterns

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho, which is free on Ravelry. Knit using Plymouth Chunky Baby Alpaca on US #8 needles.

Toe-Up Baby Socks on Two Circular Needles by Tempe Croke, which is free on Ravelry. Knit using Plymouth Chunky Baby Alpaca on US #8 needles.

Stripes on Stripes baby sweater, knit with KnitCol self-striping yarn.

Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down, which is free on Ravelry. Knit using Berroco Vintage, a washable wool/acrylic blend.

Featured Yarns

Plymouth Grande Hand-Dyed 100% Baby Alpaca

Plymouth Grande Hues

Berroco Vintage Worsted

KnitCol Superwash Merino

Universal Bamboo Pop

6/26/18: Stitch Patterns & Summer Shawls

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Last week’s winner won 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios in the colorway 684 Camaleon. Congrats!

This week's giveaway is a skein of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20. Good luck!

Starting Point by Joji Locatelli, knit with Madelinetosh Twist Light, Madelinetosh Sock, Malabrigo Sock.

Frieze Cowl by Lisa Hannes, knit with Plymouth Estilo.

Knit Me by Louise Zass-Bangham knit with Zen Garden Serenity 20.

Garter Squish by Stephen West using worsted weight yarn from my stash.

6/19/18: Celebrating Malabrigo

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The prize for this week is two skeins of Malabrigo Rios.

Last week's prize was Chibi Tapestry Needle Set. The winner was Mary Thomas Ford. Congrats!

This week, Kelley is celebrating Malabrigo yarn and books, and showing items from the Malabrigo trunk show we have going on.

Everything Malabrigo is on sale through June 22, 2018.

Patterns

Brain Frieze Cowl

Willowdell Shawl

Trenzado Sweater

Enrejado Shawl (the one with bobbles)

Yarn

Malabrigo Rios

Malabrigo Sock

Malabrigo Mechita

Books

Malabrigo Book 4

Malabrigo Book 13: Shawl Road

Malabrigo Book 14: Mechita and Sock Interchangeable

6/12/18: 5 Easy Ways to Weave in Ends

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The prize for this week is a Chibi Tapestry Needle Set.

Yarns used in the demo swatches are HiKoo CoBaSi, HiKoo CoBaSi Plus, and Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

Kelley modeled the Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, knit with  Kidsilk Haze. This pattern would also work well with Fibra Natura Whisper Lace or Rowan Fine Lace.

6/5/18: Favorite Summer Projects & Great First Sweater Patterns

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Last week's giveaway is a Knitter's Pride Needle View Sizer and a Clover Katcha-Katcha Red Row Counter, and the winner was Diana Hardy Springett. Congrats!

Giveaway for today is 1 skein of Malabrigo Mechita in the colorway 670 Atomic

Patterns

Cancun Boxy Lace Top by Erin Kate Archer, knit in sport- weight cotton or Bamboo Pop.

Crocheted Moebius Cowl by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas, knit from Kidsilk Haze.

Shoulder Cozy by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, knit with 1 strand of Kidsilk Haze and an unknown yarn.

Sublime Little Ballerina Cardi, knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

Stripes on Stripes by Susan Mills, knit with worsted-weight yarn.

Brick by Clare Lee, knit with worsted-weight yarn.

Crocheted Baby Sweater by Beth Koskie.

Yarn to Use for Your First Sweater

Berroco Vintage Worsted

Plymouth Encore Worsted

Universal Deluxe Worsted

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

5/29/18: Tips for Following Patterns

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Last week's giveaway was two crochet hooks, Knitter’s Pride Waves and Knitter's Pride Dreamz, and the winner was Suzanne Jennings. Congratulations!

This week's giveaway is a Knitter's Pride Needle View Sizer and a Clover Katcha-Katcha Red Row Counter.

Products

Clover Katcha-Katcha Mini Row Counter (This is a great one because you can lock it—no more accidentally pressing it and losing your count! You can also put it on a piece of string or a chain and wear it around your neck.)

Susan Bates Digital Row Counter. You wear this one on your finger.

A variety of stitch markers.

Projects

Kisses and Hugs Baby Blanket by Kelley Hobart, knit with Berroco Vintage Chunky

Neat Ripple blanket pattern by Lucy of Attic24, crocheted with Berroco Vintage Worsted

Simple Fingerless Gloves crocheted with Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted

5/22/18: Our Favorite Crochet Hooks and Patterns

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Last week's giveaway was two balls of lovely Llamor, and the winner was Lori Landers. Congrats, Lori!

This week's giveaway is 2 crochet hooks, one metal (Knitter’s Pride Waves) and one wood (Knitter's Pride Dreamz), both in size H.

Charity Knitting Projects

A Thin Blue Line Afghan by Susan Melka, knit with Berroco Vintage.

Crochet Hooks

Knitter's Pride Waves Crochet Hooks

Knitter's Pride Waves Crochet Hook Set

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet Hooks

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Crochet Hook Set

Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set

Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

Crochet Tools to Help Fix Mistakes

Susan Bates Silvalume Handi Tool

Fix-A-Stitch Lace 2-pack and Fix-A-Stitch Straight 3-pack

Crochet Projects

Stashbuster Blarf by Esther Sandrof can be crocheted with any yarn

Sydney Infinity Scarf by Jen E. Johnson, crocheted with Malabrigo Rios

Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold, crocheted with Cascade Pure Alpaca

Crochet Spiral Motif String Bag by Lisa Jedi Gwinner, crocheted with Bamboo Pop.

5/15/18: All About Mittens and Gloves

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Mittens and gloves are great to wear in the winter, and perfect to knit in the summer! They're small, portable projects, good for travel. In today's Facebook Live event, Kelley talked about her favorite patterns and yarns to knit them with.

Today's giveaway was two balls of lovely Llamor.

Last week's winner of a set of Karbonz circular needles is Jenny Davies. Congrats!

Projects

Mrs. Murdock's Mittens, a crochet pattern by Brenda K.B. Anderson, made with Plymouth Encore Colorspun.

Simple Fingerless Gloves, a crochet pattern by Two Little C’s,   made with Universal Uptown Worsted.

Sydanmaa Mittens by Hanna Leväniemi, knit with Berocco Ultra Alpaca.

Waffle Stitch Fingerless Mitts by Jill T., knit with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Also great in Berroco Vintage Chunky.

Basic Children's Mittens by Elizabeth Durand, knit with Zen Garden Serenity 20 (two strands held together).

Warm and Easy Fingerless Mitts by Susan Melka, knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

Lady Violet’s Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich, knit with