Tag Archives: knitting

Handmade Knit Alpaca Ornaments

Hand Knit Alpaca Ornaments

We are now selling these adorable knit alpaca ornaments, handmade by a not-for-profit social enterprise called Global Goods Partners.  GGP is is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women, and as stated on their website, they have tapped into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit Cable Hat

Free Knitting Pattern – Darn Knit  Cable Hat

This knit hat is called Darn Knit Cable Hat and the design is by Aimee Pelletier.  Aimee’s grandmother taught her to knit when she was a young girl.  She put her knitting away for many years, and then according to Aimee, her Nan conned her into it again!  She now owns her own yarn shop […]

Knitting Kit – Forget Not Mitt Kit

Knitting Kit – Forget Not Mitt Kit

Looking for a Spring knitting project?  While cooler seasons are known to be the height of knitting and crocheting, many of us know that knitting and crochet season never really ends.  With warmer temperatures, we might opt not to be covered in super bulky alpaca wool yarn, but rather enjoy lighter yarns and smaller projects.  […]

Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern – Stormy Sky Shawl

Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern – Stormy Sky Shawl

Surely it will be warm weather soon, and thoughts will turn to lighter weight yarn for knitting and crochet projects.  I found this pretty shawl on Ravelry, knit by Lynn Fukutani, using Mariquita Yarn, a Fingering weight yarn, which is a luxurious blend of 50% Baby Alpaca and 50% Tencel. Mariquita yarn has a subtle […]

Alpaca and Llama Face Masks

Flock Of Alpacas Pattern Cloth Face Maskcom

Seamstresses, as well as novices with sewing machines that haven’t sewn in years, have risen to the call as Etsy the online seller of homemade goods, is encouraging its network of sellers to make face masks. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an updated set of guidelines on wearing face […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Simple Autumn Mittens

Free Knitting Pattern – Simple Autumn Mittens

Usually, I crochet, but I saw this knitting pattern for Simple Autumn Mittens by Halldora J on Ravelry and thought I just must share it. I love the feminine, lacy, pattern … don’t they just look soft and wonderful? The mittens pictured were made by hollysmom2 on Ravelry and are made with Paca Paints yarn […]

Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Alpacas and Llamas

Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Alpacas and Llamas

We’ve been raising alpacas for quite a few years, and now suddenly they’ve become popular! They seem to be everywhere, and on everything. There are some darling knitting and crochet patterns for alpacas and llamas, as well as purses, backpacks, finger puppets, pillows, hats and mittens, shaped like or adorned with these magical creatures! Some […]

Free Knitting Pattern – Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts

Free Knitting Pattern – Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts

I ran across a knitting pattern this morning for Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts, which seems appropriate to post as I look outside after yet another snowfall! Seems like it’s been an awfully long winter in Ohio, but I’m very happy to see the sunshine peek in and out. These mitts are a quick and easy […]