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???
Plymouth has a Baby Alpaca Grande that is simply to die for. It’s about twice as much, though.
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.
Those yarn swatches of the Misti alpaca even look soft! (well, so do the Plymouth ones!)
Oh, it is sooooo soft. It’s almost like knitting with a cloud. :mrgreen:
Check out these alpacas Elann.com.
I second the misti alpaca, I’m knitting with it right now! It was $12.50/108 yds though
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. =)
Now that I’ve drooled :drool: all over my keyboard…! :oops:
Why aren’t there any LYS near me!!! :hair: I’d really like to go see and touch these yarns in person. :verysad:
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!).
I love Catalina bulky alpaca. Sooooooo soft and yummy!