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Old 09-09-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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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. 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???
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:50 PM   #2
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Plymouth has a Baby Alpaca Grande that is simply to die for. It's about twice as much, though. :(
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
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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. They have a really pretty free scarf pattern that uses one skein and is very easy.

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

http://www.mistialpaca.com/catalog.p...ction=2&page=0
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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Those yarn swatches of the Misti alpaca even look soft! (well, so do the Plymouth ones!)
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Oh, it is sooooo soft. It's almost like knitting with a cloud.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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I second the misti alpaca, I'm knitting with it right now! It was $12.50/108 yds though :(

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