Our Touch of Alpaca yarn is a fast-favorite, claiming a spot on Ravelry’s top-five popular new yarns, and we couldn’t agree more! This yarn is special, and we hope it makes it onto your hooks and needles soon. Because it’s a blend of acrylic (90%) and alpaca (10%), it’ll have similar qualities to sheep’s wool, but will be softer, warmer, and hypoallergenic. You’ll get the best of what a natural fiber has to offer, without sacrificing durability and washability, which is great news for winter garments.
We’re rolling out special bonus bundle sizes of this crowd-pleaser, to keep your projects clicking along!
For those casting on larger projects, we have great news – Touch of Alpaca is also available in a Bonus Bundle! Double the yardage, for just a few dollars more. Each bonus bundle will weigh 7oz (200g), with a yardage of 415yd (380m). If you’re planning something big, the Bonus Bundle is a no-brainer when it comes to stashing for a rainy day. Plus, you’ll have fewer ends to weave in!
The jumbo-sized skein of Touch of Alpaca is available in 12 gorgeous colors, from neutrals to more vivid LB-Color-of-the-Year tones. 12 of the same tones at as the standard-sized skein (minus Red, Blue, Goldenrod, and Wood). If you read our COTY post, and are as infatuated with January’s ‘Vanilla’ as we are, you’ll want to take a closer look at Cream.
All the colors are exceedingly modern, without straying from what’s beautiful and wearable.
“I’m obsessed,” Deborah writes.
“Once I discovered Alpaca there was no turning back. I like having some of it in my creations, or at least a blend. So soft, its a good feeling to know you are using a natural fiber. I would love to have a closet full of all the colors. Also, thank you for the fantastic pricing. It helps those of us on a limited budget projects in the works.”
Susan’s Shrug is a Level 1 pattern that would make perfect use of one of our new bonus bundles! Please note, it’s only available as a digital download, so plan to read it off your device.
The Kaylee Scarf is another freebie on our website, measuring 16″ x 66″ – look sharp & on trend with this blanket scarf this winter! This is a Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+) pattern with a gorgeous open-weave – a fun challenge if you’re ready to take your scarfing to the next level!
The Simple Shawl is a pretty knit, patterned just for our bonus bundles. It’s a Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+), and would look beautiful with a brooch pinning the front pieces together.
Our favorite kind of two-for-one! Your bonus bundle will keep you knitting all the way through the Greenpoint Cowl And Hat. This pair could update your winter look, or they’d make a great gift for a friend.
If you’ve jumped on the Touch of Alpaca bandwagon, we’d love to hear the color or pattern that got you there. And if you haven’t cast it on yet, let us know what you’re planning to start. What do you think of these fabulous bundles? Stay tuned for more patterns as we continue to daydream about this beautiful bonus yarn, & happy crafting!