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Ashling
« on: April 17, 2014 10:23:44 AM »

They're 100% baby alpaca, and so soft!  I started these last month in an attempt to make winter end before I finished.  I wore them once a few days ago though!



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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014 11:17:51 AM »

I could've used a pair of these today.  Grin

Love the color and you did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014 12:21:09 PM »

Those look great!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014 07:07:38 PM »

Love the color of your mittens and alpaca yarn, I really need to try it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014 09:02:14 PM »

Thanks!  It was a pretty easy pattern, these were my first pair of gloves/mittens and I didn't have any problems figuring it out.  I was a little confused reading ahead, but once I got there it made sense.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014 02:42:52 PM »

I <3 these. Alpaca wool is supposed to be super expensive and turns out gorgeous.. I have a friend with 2 alpacas (a white one and a brown one) but don't know how to turn the sheared off coats into wool..

But these are beautiful. That takes skill. I love them. It inspires me to make a few pairs (not with such expensive wool though!) for next winter. Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014 06:10:48 AM »

Thank you!

It was about $22 for one hank, which is about the upper limit of my price range.  Not as bad as a $47 hank of cashmere, but still higher end.  You can get alpaca wool blends, which aren't quite as nice, but a lot less money.  This one is half alpaca half sheep's wool, but cheaper: http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/02AC21B4-AE19-4896-9562-69EC40F72FC5/productID/6B3ECCF6-23F3-4F43-BC04-FF76BE43656C/
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014 11:00:00 AM »

Very nice!  And a lovely colour too.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014 10:12:43 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014 01:46:18 PM »

So pretty and stylish! Great work
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