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Re: using 100% Alpaca yarn
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: February 27, 2009 02:23PM

50g/100 yards is a worsted weight yarn. How many balls do you have of this yarn?

If your hat was too big, why don't you rip it back and knit another one to a smaller size. Most adult heads have a circumference around 20-22 inches. Because hats generally need to fit snuggly, you would knit it to around 18-20 inches.

Alpaca is very warm and it can be very soft. It also does not have the elasticity or memory of wool so it will stretch out of shape. You would probably want to knit it to a slightly tighter gauge than you would a wool yarn.

You might google for information about Alpaca fiber. There are blogs and websites with more information on the characteristics of this fiber and how it can affect your knitting.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2009 02:25PM by KT.

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  using 100% Alpaca yarn snowbear 02/27/2009 12:16PM
  Re: using 100% Alpaca yarn knittingmom 02/27/2009 01:39PM
  Re: using 100% Alpaca yarn clover04750 02/28/2009 01:18PM
  Re: using 100% Alpaca yarn KT 02/27/2009 02:23PM
  Re: using 100% Alpaca yarn snowbear 02/27/2009 02:53PM

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