View Full Version : Superfine 100% Alpaca Did I get a good deal?

11-25-2007, 05:02 PM
DH is an Ebay freak, but it works out ok because sometimes I get some nice surprizes from him. He got me this last night,it was a Buy It Now price at $19.95 plus $ 6.95 S&H If that's a good deal ladies, they have tons of it on Ebay.Seller is Peru4less


* Superfine 100% Alpaca.
* 10 Skeins (50gr. each)
* Recommended Gauge : 7 st/1 Needdle 2 1/2 - 3
* Aprox. 118 yards each skein.
I am a beginner knitters so I have been asking alot of question on what to make with is. What would you make??

11-25-2007, 05:15 PM
Definitely a nice price, and enough to make some kind of garment I'd say. Have you gotten the yarn yet? Is it nice? :) I'm a big fan of all the alpaca I've fondled so far, but I'm sure it varies in softness and quality the same way wool does.

11-25-2007, 07:00 PM
I would make a wrap. A lacy one like this (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTtamarah.html)

11-26-2007, 12:32 AM
Are there any patterns for a cap ,hat , ? not a tam! That I could use this Alpaca for. DH would love a nice warm cap. He has no shussss..............hair.

11-26-2007, 02:14 AM
Well, it's a fine yarn (size 2-3 needle) but there are plenty of hats in that size range. Is it all one color or is it natural? If it is a multitude of colors I would say do some lovely "Norwegiany" colorwork. Sometimes I wish Knitting Pattern Central was searchable via yarn weight or needle suggestion. :)

11-26-2007, 02:23 AM
Yes it's all a dark beige