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  • Seamed
  • Short Rows
  • Worked Flat

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I was given a single ball of some beautiful alpaca wool, so the obvious thing that sprang to mind was “knit an alpaca”. I love alpaca, and my dream is to move to the country one day, and have some alpaca of my own. In this pattern the pieces are knitted flat and seamed. There is a little bit of short row knitting to get the right curves, and a small amount of icord knitting for the hooves. For that reason you need double point needles. I have recommended some pure alpaca wool from Bearhouse, as this is the wool I used. I found it really good, and very easy to order online. I’m sure other double knit wools would work well, but I wanted to get authentic alpaca shades. One alpaca takes approx 23g of wool, so you should be able to make two from a 50g ball of wool. Before you know it you may have your own small herd of alpaca.

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Ginx Craft
The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs. Often my projects start from something very personal: my own house or my husband's first car. Then I develop them into something that I think will be appealing. I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school. My own children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.