Recently bought the pattern book from Toft Alpaca shop and have fallen in love with their moss stitch snood and felted handbag patterns.
Unfortunately I can't afford to buy their yarn to make one at the moment and was wondering if anyone could recommend something less expensive?
The snood pattern uses chunky alpaca yarn designed for 8mm needles - it doesn't have to be pure alpaca, but if anyone can recommend a nice chunky and soft yarn I can get in the UK, that's a flat colour, I'd be really grateful.
The bag pattern is a bit trickier as you have to felt it in the washing machine after knitting, so it needs to be a yarn that will felt well.
I have to buy all my yarn online and I'm not too experienced yet so i have to gamble with new yarns and have had some disappontments!