The Alpaca pattern is very detailed with step-by-step instructions and photo tutorials along the way.
I have an older video tutorial for the Alpaca’s hair which uses the twisted loop stitch. The stitch is exactly the same. The only difference from the older video is that for the Alpaca I have you knit the two stitches together through the back loops as the final step. It's all described in the pattern for you.
Click here to see the video for the curly hair!
3.5-inches in length
Barrett Woo Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American Wool; 230yds/210m, 100g)
Alpaca: 1 skein in Picket Fence
Blanket: 3 contrasting colors of Home Worsted, about 10 grams of each
Note: The finished Alpaca, including the fiberfill stuffing and safety eyes, weighs about 30 grams. The finished Blanket with two pom-poms weighs about 7 grams in total.
Alpaca: Set of four US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
Blanket: Set of 2 US size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
Locking stitch markers
Black embroidery floss
Waste yarn to hold stitches
Two 9mm safety eyes
Important Safety Note: Safety eyes are considered a choking hazard for infants and young children. If this is a concern use embroidery to make the eyes instead.
6 sts per inch in stockinette stitch.