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Tutorials

A great place to find tutorial help is on the Alpaca Direct blog!

This one for Mattress Stitch is acan't miss!

"The  mattress stitch is arguably the best way to seam handknit projects.  Whether we’re talking sweater pieces or blocks for an afghan, mattress stitch joins pieces simply and beautifully."…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on October 2, 2015 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Crochet Tutorial

I'm a decent knitter but my crochet skills leave A LOT to be desired!

I'm using THIS crochet tutorial and all is going pretty well.  I have used crochet to edge a hat already!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on December 31, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

How to Choose Your Sock Heel

When knitting socks there are a lot of options. You can work your socks on double points, magic loop, or two circulars. You can knit one at a time, two at a time, or two at a time with one nested inside the other. You can choose to knit toe up, top down, side to side, or from the heel out.

Today’s post is about the heel of your sock.  Check it out HERE!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on May 23, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Dyeing in the Kitchen

Koolaid and Easter Egg dye. Inexpensive, brightly colored…perfect for dyeing wool.

Join us on the Alpaca Direct blog as we walk through dyeing your own yarn in the kitchen!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on May 2, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

A Stretchy Sewn Bind-Off Tutorial

Have you ever knit a sweater and realized the neck was too small? Do you knit your socks toe up or your hats top down?

This Stretchy Sewn Bind-Off will finish off your projects with just the right edge for a perfect fit!

Learn more HERE at the Alpaca Direct…

Added by Melissa Burnett on April 21, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Knitting Helps Mentor a Healthy Lifestyle

Never miss an opportunity to help and mentor others. Show your children that you care by spending time with them. Whether you teach them to knit, bake a pie, or ride a horse, you will impact their lives. You may not realize it today, but the result will be the same. Their lives will be improved because you took the time to share a little of yourself with them…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on April 11, 2014 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Knitting and Crochet may help prevent Alzheimer's Disease

 
Did you know you may be able to delay or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease if you knit/crochet when you are in your 50's and 60’s?

http://blog.alpacadirect.com/2014/04/knitting-may-help-delay-prevent-alzheimers-disease/…
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Added by Melissa Burnett on April 3, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments

Super Stretchy Picot Cast On!

The latest blog post from Alpaca Direct

This  is a great cast on for socks and mittens, but you could use it on anything where you’d like a  beautiful and stretchy edging.…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on March 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Reinforce Your Knitted Socks!

Reinforce Your Knitting Socks!

The Alpaca Direct blog is full of ideas for their #FixItFriday series!  This one will save your socks!

Added by Melissa Burnett on March 5, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Red Scarf Project

HERE is a link to information about the Red Scarf Project.  Alpaca Direct is participating and you can donate up until December 15th!

Check the link for information about the project PLUS pattern ideas and a link to "RED" yarn carried by Alpaca Direct!

Free shipping when you spend $75!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on November 19, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Favorite Hand Knit Scarf Contest! Win $50 to spend at Alpaca Direct!

Are you a knitting diva? Do you have fashion sense that belongs on Fifth Avenue in New York City? Show us your best knitted scarf project in our Knitting Diva Scarf Contest!

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Post a knitted scarf you've created that will inspire others for the upcoming holiday season. Once you've knit up the ultimate scarf project, take a photo and submit it. You can submit as many photos as you like by the submission end date of November 3, 2013. You can start voting right…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on October 13, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Christmas is coming early to www.AlpacaDirect.com!

www.AlpacaDirect.com is clearing out the warehouse to make room for the new and exciting Fall/Winter products arriving every day.

This means BIG SANTA SIZE savings to you.

The Christmas in July Sale is our biggest clearance event of the year! Shop www.AlpacaDirect.com and SAVE!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on July 25, 2013 at 8:41am — No Comments

Summer Yarn sale at Alpaca Direct means big savings on Cascade and Malabrigo!

Alpaca Direct

Check out the Summer Yarn Sale to save BIG on these great Yarns:

Cascade 220 for just $6.75

Cascade 220 Superwash for just $8.75

Malabrigo Worsted for just $8.95

Malabrigo Lace just $8.75…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on July 2, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Take a color quiz on Alpaca Direct's Facebook page and you could win $25!

Take this color quiz!

It could win you free money for yarn from Alpaca Direct!

Added by Melissa Burnett on June 29, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Take a color quiz on Alpaca Direct's Facebook page and you could win $25!

Take this color quiz!

It could win you free money for yarn from Alpaca Direct!

Added by Melissa Burnett on June 29, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Cotton Sale! Just in time for the hottest weather!

Alpaca Direct is having a Cotton Sale!  Save 10% on anything at…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on June 27, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

Save an additional 10% at Alpaca Direct during the Father's Day Sale!

www.AlpacaDirect.com is having a Father's Day Sale!

Save an additional 10% when you use coupon code FD4346 through the 17th!

Added by Melissa Burnett on June 14, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Win a $25 gift card from Alpaca Direct on Ravelry!

Alpaca Direct is giving away $25 in the Ravelry group Friends of Alpaca Direct.  

Post in their group about which of their cotton yarn options you'd use and what you'd like to make. You could WIN!  

Check out the rules and enter …

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Added by Melissa Burnett on June 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Memorial Day savings at www.AlpacaDirect.com

HERE is a coupon code to save 10% STOREWIDE at AlpacaDirect.com!…

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Added by Melissa Burnett on May 24, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

3 Day Yarn Sale ends May 19th at AlpacaDirect.com

Free shipping if you spend $75 and ADDITIONAL savings during our 3 Day Yarn Sale!  Pricing through May 19th!

Added by Melissa Burnett on May 17, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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