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cookworm 09-09-2007 12:36 PM

Bulky weight alpaca yarn
Knit Picks used to sell a variety of colors of their "Decadence" line (100% alpaca in bulky weight for $6 a 121 yard hank), but their recent catalog shows only three colors. :verysad: Does anybody know of a 100% alpaca bulky weight yarn that's comparably priced from another source, or maybe even an affordable 100% alpaca in a worsted weight that I can double strand? Why would they cut this line down to only three colors???

Wahlee 09-09-2007 07:50 PM

Plymouth has a Baby Alpaca Grande that is simply to die for. It's about twice as much, though. :(

luvmeowers 09-10-2007 04:49 PM

My favorite is Misti Alpaca. It runs about $13 for a 108 yards and comes in tons of colors. It is heavenly to wear and to work with. cloud9 They have a really pretty free scarf pattern that uses one skein and is very easy.

:pout: I have had a difficult time finding it in stores, though you can find it online.

cookworm 09-10-2007 04:51 PM

Those yarn swatches of the Misti alpaca even look soft! (well, so do the Plymouth ones!) :rofl:

luvmeowers 09-10-2007 04:53 PM

Oh, it is sooooo soft. It's almost like knitting with a cloud. :mrgreen:

Silver 09-10-2007 04:58 PM

Check out these alpacas

efooey 09-10-2007 05:00 PM

I second the misti alpaca, I'm knitting with it right now! It was $12.50/108 yds though :(


simplethings 09-10-2007 05:47 PM

I third the Misti Alpaca! So soft and fluffy. It's sitting in my stash calling to me. I have to double up on the self restraint and finish at least one of my WIPs before I play with the Alpaca.

Just a bit of yarn pr0n. =)

cookworm 09-10-2007 06:05 PM

Now that I've drooled :drool: all over my keyboard.......! :oops: :rofl:

Why aren't there any LYS near me????!!!! :hair: I'd really like to go see and touch these yarns in person. :verysad:

Yarn Doc 09-11-2007 02:06 AM

I'm also looking a bulky alpaca - in a charcoal gray. The Misti and Plymouth are like big fluffy clouds. There's also Frog Tree Alpaca, which is really nice and made by a women's collective, in Bolivia I think.

In the end, though, I wound up going with chunky Malabrigo (but I'm still keeping my eyes open!).

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