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Topic: 35 yds. of Alpaca Yarn - what can I knit?  (Read 924 times)
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« on: April 18, 2007 10:56:54 AM »

I spun some alpaca fibers and dyed it a nice stripy pattern.  Now, I only have 35 yards of this colorway.  (It's deep purple, natural alpaca tan and dark green.)  What can I make out of that???  I see that all of the baby sock patterns just call for a 'small amount' of yarn, or else they just say 1 skein and don't say how much of that skein you'll actually end up using.

I figure that I may be dreaming that it's enough to make some baby socks, but what else is there?  I don't want to do a washcloth, as the alpaca is a little stinky when wet!

Any suggestions?  I mean, I looked all over the internet for leftover yarn projects and they don't specify how many yards you need either!  Sheesh!

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007 01:46:36 PM »

you could make it into a square and then stretch it around a canvas. It would be more like art, then something you can use, but it would work.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007 02:14:21 PM »

You could knit a wrist cuff or a choker, maybe a lace headband...or knit a flower to pin on a bag, maybe?  Depends on the weight of your yarn, I think, and I'm pretty bad at estimating yardage for projects.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007 02:18:32 PM »

oh, I like the flower pin idea.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007 02:36:07 PM »

I know when I have just a teensy bit of handspun I like to knit it into something--like knitting it as a stripe in a hat knit from a complimentary color, or gloves, or even socks (tho i have yet to spin fingerweight).  it would be a nice way to feature your handspun. 

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007 03:32:15 PM »

I know when I have just a teensy bit of handspun I like to knit it into something--like knitting it as a stripe in a hat knit from a complimentary color, or gloves, or even socks (tho i have yet to spin fingerweight).  it would be a nice way to feature your handspun. 

Or even into a knitted or felted purse... 
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007 03:58:21 PM »

the dream swatch wrap is a good pattern for a tiny bit of yarn.

it's a pdf file... and easy to google. (don't have the time right now to find it and post a link.. sorry)
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007 04:01:43 PM »

Yeah, I agree with Crafty Coug. A small felted change purse would be cute.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007 07:45:30 PM »

Ooooo...all good ideas!  The alpaca is so soft and tends to resist felting (or "fulling" in this case), So I might go with the swatch stretched over a canvas, or I did actually find a sock pattern that tells me how much yarn they need!  http://www.p2designs.com/pdfs/BasicBabySox.pdf  1/4 oz. dk weight for preemie and 1/2 oz. for newborn-3 mo.

I know I have that much yarn, so I think I'm safe with those. 

I'll also check around to find the dream swatch wrap.  If I don't like how any of it turns out, I'll do the 'use it as a highlight yarn' on another project!

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007 09:52:34 AM »

oh, the felted purse thing reminds me:  in the book "spin to knit" they have a cute handbag pattern in which the body and the handle are felted manufactured yarn and the purse flap is non-felted handspun.  You could do that with your yarn on a smaller scale.  That is, of course, if your cutie newborn socks don't work out (awww, i love baby socks!).

if your yarn happens to be bulky weight, you could do the adorable booties from stitch n bitch nation.  they always turn out so darn sweet!
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