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Baby Twist

Alpaca with a Twist
Baby Twist

Project ideas: Hats, scarves, shawls, mittens, sweaters

Technique recommendations: Cables, simple lace, textured stitches

Fiber content: 100% Baby Alpaca

Gauge:
5½ stitches per inch using a U.S. size 6 needles in stockinette stitch


Care instructions: 
Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry

Yarn details:

•    110  yds/50g
•    DK Weight
•    42 fantastic colors



We love how easy it is to knit with this yarn. The light DK weight makes it ideal for many projects. The soft feel of the yarn as it glides through your fingers makes learning to knit with this fiber a treat. In addition to the softness, alpaca is also an incredibly warm fiber, making it ideal for warm winter accessories like scarves, hats, and mittens. Take care when washing your finished knits as alpaca will felt, but unlike sheep’s wool, which becomes dense and firm when felted, alpaca will retain its softness. Additionally, the felted fiber is very supple, ideal for slouchy hats and bags. Try this fiber next time you are felting for a unique and fabulous finished fabric.

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Where to Find the Block Patterns
Thanks for your comments. We review a new yarn each week, but will only be releasing a free block pattern once a month. The free block patterns will have a description of the year of yarn program in bold at the top of the page. To find the free block patterns, click “Yarn Guide” at the top of the page and scroll down to the “Year of Yarn/Block of the Month” section in bold. Good luck! If you have any other questions, email us at info@loveofknitting.com.
do we have to subscribe to get the #1 of the 52 patterns. I did not see when this was begun, and I only know knit and purl.
where is the pattern?

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