Free Knitting Pattern – Drop Stitch Swizzle Alpaca Scarf

Scarf Crocheted with Swizzle Alpaca Yarn

I love how this scarf turned out!

Scarf Crocheted with Swizzle Alpaca Yarn

The yarn I used is 100% alpaca so of course it is soft and lovely!  This yarn is hand-dyed.  The color is Academy Blue, one of the nine beautiful shades in the Swizzle line from The Alpaca Yarn Company available at Alpaca Meadows.

Swizzle Alpaca Yarn Scarf

 The pattern is by Christine Vogel of Frazzled Knits.  She is right, it does look beautiful in a variegated yarn.  The horizontal drop stitch makes it fun to knit … as the yarn overs are dropped, the lacy design is created!

Swizzle Alpaca Yarn Scarf

Learning to Knit – What You Will Need

Learning to knit can be a bit overwhelming, but once you’ve learned it can be very enjoyable, calming your mind while your hands stay busy.  All you really need is some yarn and a couple of knitting needles.

Choosing Yarn

One of the pleasures of knitting is working with beautiful yarn textures and colors, though choosing which yarn to use can be puzzling.  It is important to choose the right yarn for your knitting project.  This E-guide on How to Choose and Use the Right Yarn Every Time is a very helpful resource.

 

Guide to Different Types of Yarn Read more

Holiday Hours at The Farm

We will kick off the holiday season, Saturday, November 26th with extended hours from 12pm – 5pm here at the farm.

 

Give a gift just a little out of the ordinary… something handmade perhaps…something made from alpaca!  Visit the farm and see the alpacas that produce this wonderful fiber.  Get your hands on some of the incredibly soft and warm items made from this luxurious fiber.  Give a gift that has value Shop for …

Blankets

Hats

Scarves

Socks

Texting Mittens

Gloves

Children’s Hats

Baby Booties

Headbands

Eye Glass Cases

Cell Phone & Ipod Cases

Christmas Ornaments

Many Handmade Alpaca Items


See our beautiful NEW alpaca blankets!  Pick up alpaca socks for Christmas gift giving, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and many handmade alpaca items …

Get your hands on some alpaca fiber!  Luxurious, versatile, soft, warm, strong, resilient, natural and hypoallergenic, alpaca fiber offers many advantages and is considered by many to be the “miracle fiber”.   Once you get your hands on it, you will immediately understand the intrinsic value of everything produced from this fiber.

Alpaca Rovings for Spinning at Alpaca Meadows

Check out our brand NEW Fiber Studio full of gorgeous alpaca yarn and fiber, patterns, and fiber art kits.

Alpaca Meadows Farm Store

This will kick off our monthly Just Sit-n-Knit or Crochet or Spin on the second Saturday of the month.  Bring your knitting, crocheting, spinning, or whatever Christmas project you are working on.  Hang out with friends, relax, enjoy Christmas music, hot chocolate, and holiday refreshments!

Shop The Farm Store … Online, Open Anytime!

Did you know?

Archaeologists have discovered a great deal of alpaca fiber goods from graves and religious sites predating the Inca Empire
in South America, a true testament to the durability of alpaca fiber and its long history.

National Alpaca Farm Days

National Alpaca Farm Days is a weekend all across the country that alpaca farms will be open to the public.  Visit the website to see what farms are open near you.  If you’re in our area, hope you’ll stop by and see us!  We have moved and so have our alpacas … you can find us at
1200 Rock Road in Mansfield, Ohio … we are the first driveway past the bridge that crosses Route 30 as you travel north on
Rock Road.

 

We have many Handmade Items, including a large variety of Finger Puppets …  see our lovely NEW Alpaca Yarn, feel our beautiful NEW Alpaca Throws, shop for Christmas, stock up on Alpaca Socks for Winter!

 

Can’t make it this weekend?  The Farm Store will be open Saturdays from 2pm—5pm … OR we are open online anytime!

Matt and Julie Petty

Mark Twain Craft Bazaar

I am headed to the 26th Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar this weekend, November 6th,
in Westerville, Ohio.

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It is being held at the Westerville North High School at 950 County Line Rd, from 10am-3pm.

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The Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is one of the most highly anticipated holiday bazaars in Westerville.

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As it enters the 26th year, the Mark Twain Craft Bazaar has grown to include over 125 unique artists from throughout Ohio and welcomed 2000 patrons last year.

All items are beautifully hand crafted.

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The pictures are from my booth at A Wool Gathering this year in Yellow Springs, Ohio and show a sampling of what I will be taking to Westerville.

I had to include a picture of my helper, my 13 year old daughter, doing what 13 year-olds do best…

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