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Alpaca Leaves

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Baby Alpaca DK never looked so pastoral in DivineGift’s leafy scarf-

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4 balls of Baby Alpaca Dk in color 402

The pattern repeat was doubled to create a wider scarf. The alpaca drapes well when knit on size 7 needles in lace stitch.

Brooke Nelson’s design has a matching hat and fingerless mitts as well.

A bunny tale

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

When I was in college circa 2004, I found out my cousin was expecting. Of course I wanted to knit something for her. I searched through all of my adorable baby books and found the perfect knit- a Bunny All in One. It called for a DK weight, and I thought what better to use than the very soft Baby Alpaca DK from Plymouth.

Miles and miles of garter stitch later, I had finished it. Though. I was having second thoughts about giving it away. It took months to knit, let alone sew together. Part of my heart and soul was in this piece. Convincing myself that she wouldn’t be able to wash alpaca properly, I purchased a gift for her instead. The little rabbit all in one was tucked away in my designated “knitting” dresser for years. And years.

Until I found out I was expecting! I don’t regret buying my cousin a gift instead of giving her my hand knit. Now that I have my little one to wear it, I feel like it was meant to be- almost 6 years later.

Baby Brennan in Baby Alpaca DK

Baby Brennan in Baby Alpaca DK

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I think he likes his little outfit

I think he likes his little outfit

Baby Alpaca DK

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Baby Alpaca DK is a great lightweight yarn for the winter. The luxury of supersoft baby alpaca can be yours without the heaviness of a worsted or chunky weight.

baby-alpaca-dk-ball3Here is Baby Alpaca DK’s stats:

Yarn Content: 100% Baby Alpaca
Yarn Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″/US6 needle
Yarn Length: 125 yds/50g ball

I’ve known this yarn for a long time, being an avid alpaca fan. I’ve knit several sweaters using BAD, including a cream bunny all-in-one and a tri-colored ladies pullover. The ease of knitting this is remarkable, and would be a great yarn for a beginner who wants to try their hand at a little luxury.

Here are a few of my favorite quick knits using Baby Alpaca DK. I’m thinking Christmas presents!

Plymouth Pattern IN55
Plymouth Pattern IN55, 2 balls
Baby Alpaca DK Scarf by Jen, 3 balls

Baby Alpaca DK Scarf knit by Monica, 3 balls

Baby Alpaca Wristers by Jen

Baby Alpaca Wristers knit by Jen

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Plymouth Pattern IN99, 1 ball for hat, 2 for scarf