A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and encouraged! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 315,253
Currently Running With Scissors:
259 Guests and 11 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 529 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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

« 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.
The knitter formerly known as Cutieknittahfairy...
Offline Offline

Posts: 1027
Joined: 14-Oct-2005


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

« 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?

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

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Mini Book Jewelry
Let's Spool Up!
Meatless Monday: Spinach and Cheese Gnocchi Bake

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands