A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 302,969
Currently Running With Scissors:
467 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: choosing an alpaca yarn for Branching Out  (Read 373 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
meriellyn
« on: April 27, 2006 04:12:23 PM »

I have spent an alarming percentage of my afternoon browsing the Branching Out KAL thread and shopping for yarn online. I posted this at the end of the KAL thread but it occurred to me that I'd likely get a wider response here (and I'm super eager to get started so I need quicker info to make my final ordering decisions)

I really want to knit this scarf and I really want to make something out of alpaca. Would I have a problem making this out of a DK alpaca?
I've never knit with alpaca before. Been knitting about six months now. I've done a couple easy lace projects so the pattern doesn't really scare me anymore but I always have to start everything three times before I really get rolling.

I'm looking at the following:

Plymouth DK 100% Baby Alpaca
Elann Peruvian Collection Quechua
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk
KnitPicks Elegance

What do you think I'd be best off using? I'm ordering blind here so I'd love suggestions (and I'm dirt poor so discount places would be appreciated as well).

So excited. Want.Yarn.NOW! Wink
« Last Edit: April 27, 2006 04:38:30 PM by meriellyn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

xchinagurlyx
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006 04:40:44 PM »

Okay, I've never actually used any of those yarns either (darn student-brokeness!), but I loooooove Knitpick's Andean Treasure.  I'm usually super-sensitive to just about every animal fiber except merino wool, and this baby alpaca feels just fine against my bare skin.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
loisgriffinwannabe
The knitter formerly known as Cutieknittahfairy...
Offline Offline

Posts: 1028
Joined: 14-Oct-2005

Happy!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006 11:29:33 PM »

I actually almost made branching out with two skeins of Drops Alpaca in a light blue (grey blue color) but I wasn't so into making it, so I frogged it. I got the idea because a few people made it for the Knitting Olympics in alpaca. so obviously, it works!

I don't see myself using this yarn for anything else, because I bought the yarn originally to make Branching Out for my sister, and the color is so not me.

Would you like me to roll it up nicely into skeins and I can mail it to you asap? We can do a swap, or you can pay me for it if you really want to, but I don't mind swapping, let me know if you have something you want to part with.

I would be sending you two full skeins. The yardage is 180m per skein, and its 23sts and 30 rows over 4 inches.

Here is a pic of the yarn:




let me know what you think!

Emms  Smiley

« Last Edit: March 03, 2010 10:12:35 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged

meriellyn
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006 09:17:21 AM »

Oooh, I'm quite interested! I'll have to check the stash but I don't think I really have anything comprable to swap. How much would you want for it otherwise?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use the Ink Bottle Tool in Flash CS3
How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool in Flash CS3
How to Use the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Step Backward Command in Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Subselection Tool in Flash CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.