Knitting Knotes

alpaca

  • Benefits of Alpaca Products

      You may have seen the South American animal named Alpaca, closely resembling the Llama. They are quite visible grazing the grasslands of Peru. However, the fibers from these Alpacas are great for making winter wear. The designers have woken up to the Alpaca benefits for making these clothing mo... View Post
  • How to Wear Our Infinity Scarves

    An infinity scarf is a large, closed loop of fabric that can be worn in a variety of trendy ways. It can be worn in a traditional loop, double loop, pull through, and hood. Experimenting with different variations of an infinity scarf can change up any outfit. 1. Place the scarf behind your neck.... View Post
  • Handcranked? What Do You Mean?

    I'm asked many times what do I mean by handcranked socks so I thought it was time I give a brief explanation.  Handcranked socks are those done by hand cranking a circular sock knitting machine. One of the things I love about these machines are its history: During World War I, the Red Cross launc... View Post
  • Taking Care of Your Alpaca Products

        Usually the first thing I hear when someone is contemplating purchasing one of our wonderful Alpaca products is-"Won't this be hard to take care of?".  You will find that with proper care, your valuable alpaca garment will become a personal favorite or perhaps even a family heirloom! First, a... View Post
  • My Early Morning Surprise!

    At Minnesota Custom Woolens we only use natural animal fibers! Why and what are these fibers?  Well the ones we include in this list are llama, alpaca, wool, and angora. Why? In America, we have been taken over by synthetic materials.  Polyesters, nylons, and rayons are everywhere. These material... View Post