I only started spinning last summer just after we got our alpacas and picked up knitting not long after that. My Grandma Stacey taught me to knit when I was young and I never really forgot, but hadn't done it for many years. I was determined that if we were going to have alpacas I would learn to do something with their wonderfully soft fleece.
A friend asked me to make a couple of scarves for Christmas presents and I've been thrilled to be able to do this. We have one gray alpaca - Dude. He's not the cutest boy in the herd, but I love his coloring.
I finished the first scarf yesterday. It's the "Misti Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf" pattern. You can find it free on the internet. It's a very feminine scarf with pretty ruffles at the edges. I used size 9 needles and made it according the pattern otherwise. It came out 3" wide and 81" long. There's so many cool things you can do with long skinny scarves. I need to find a mannequin, cause I'm sure not modeling anything!
FleeceFurandFeathers@gmail.com. The gray is all gone now, but I can make any other color or blending of colors that we have in the pasture. Or if you'd like to do it yourself, I can provide the yarn.
Why should I care about twist?
1 year ago