Free Knitting Pattern – Drop Stitch Swizzle Alpaca Scarf

I love how this scarf turned out! 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.  The pattern is by Christine Vogel of … Read more

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. That being said, 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. 

Or take it a step further with a Craftsy Online Class by Clara Parkes called Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time. The description of this class is as follows: “Join acclaimed author Clara Parkes for comprehensive guidance on identifying and choosing the yarn you need for the project you want! Find out the meaning of fiber terms such as staple, crimp, luster, and micron. Then, discover the benefits and challenges of fiber from sheep, alpaca, goats, rabbits, and other animals. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of plant fibers: cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of different silks, as well as for synthetic fibers. Clara will even demystify the different types of twist and why they matter. Finally, get tips for identifying mystery stash yarns, evaluating yarn from your local shop, and much more. Match the right yarn to the right pattern with confidence and create projects you’re thrilled with every time!”

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Mark Twain Craft Bazaar

I am headed to the 26th Annual Mark Twain Craft Bazaar this weekend, November 6th, in Westerville, Ohio. It is being held at the Westerville North High School at 950 County Line Rd, from 10am-3pm. The Mark Twain Craft Bazaar is one of the most highly anticipated holiday bazaars in Westerville. As it enters the … Read more