Alpaca

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the original by Barbara Prime

For: the aunt who gifted me her embroidery module.
Pattern: Alpaca with bikini by Barbara Prime
Yarn:Knit Picks City Tweed DK (color: Tahitian Pearl, made out of 55% Merino, 25% Alpaca, 20% Acrylic, Rayon) + stash yarn for the hoofs, underwear and dress.
Alpaca factor: Hmmm…does this really look like an alpaca? Probably a rhetorical question.

Pattern changes: This pattern is supposed to be knit on 2 needles, but I knit the body on 4 DPN. The rest is knit on 2 needles and seamed with a mattress stitch, making the seam nearly invisible. Will need to redo the seaming on this project now that I master the mattress stitch! :)

I messed up the lace knitting after 10 rows and couldn’t figure out the mistake. Reknit a couple of rows, but ended messing things up again and again. Decided to start knitting the bodice earlier on and just make it longer.

Very important note to self: First block and then do the seaming. See how things shouldn’t be done in the last picture.

Another sad note to myself: my hands don’t like knitting as much as I do myself and therefore this will be my last knitted gift, in 2013.

I used this inspiration for the hairdo :)

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I shared the picture above on the Craftsy facebook page and 369 people liked the picture and 86 people even shared the picture on their wall :).

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1 comment
  1. IngeMaakt says: July 19, 201312:27 pm

    Wat een schatje! En dat onderbroekje, haha!

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