I found this ultra soft debbie bliss alpaca silk yarn, chunky which I am going to make into a hat, and it;s so soft, I wanted to get it in brown and knit a scarf for a friend who requested a scarf thats brown and soft, perfect right? well, i read a review that after three days, the scarf someone else made started pilling. Are there any alpaca yarns that are sturdy enough for a general use scarf? or are there other chunky weight yarns out there in brown that are super soft?
Please help a newbie out. I am about finished with my very first scarf and am really digging this forum for info and all of the pictures you post of your creations totally inspire me.
the free patterns i mostly gawk at right now. im still learning the difference between stockinette, garter and seed stick (seed is so pretty!). i did go out on a limb and purchase a circular needle in hopes that i can figure out how to make a hat. ill hunt around here for a simple hat pattern.
The first project I did was the chunky hip bag its easy and cool. I first tried it on worsted yarn and it was pretty it took me about a day those are simple pretty projects. But whats easier if you like try knitting with the videos to learn the difference thats what I did.
I agree with Ingrid--I use Merino a lot b/c it holds up well and it's really soft. I even use Merino blends a lot (like Kool Wool by Lion's Brand) b/c they are cost effective too! Good luck with whatever you choose.