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Is alpaca fiber hypoallergenic?

Have you ever wondered what makes alpaca "poor man's cashmere?" You may have asked yourself, "Is alpaca fiber hypoallergenic? Why is it so soft? Why are there different kinds?" We're here to answer the call! 

Is alpaca fiber hypoallergenic?

Do I really have to swatch?

The short answer? Yes! The long answer has something to do with wanting to make sure that the finished product comes out the right size, the yarn works for the project and that you ensure that things aren’t going to go awry (at least as much as you can). The answer that you hopefully come to is that you WANT to make a gauge swatch. 

Do I really have to swatch?

Read, before Knit

Somewhere buried deep in your subconscious, is the saying “Read all the directions before you start,” That made sense when you were in grade school and were taking a test for a grade, but, for some reason, once we add some pretty, colorful string, sharp pointy objects, and a must-have finished object dangling in front of us, all of that advice seems to disappear.

Read, before Knit
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