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Chunky Alpaca Wool - 50g

Chunky Alpaca Wool - 50g

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Product Details

This chunky alpaca wool is super soft and lovely to knit with, and all the fleece is sourced from British farms. You should read our reviews on this. Our customers are fabulous fans of it!

The speckledy yarns are a special range - where the natural alpaca fleeces of black, dark brown and red brown fibre blended with the white fleece to give the natural grey shade which is then overdyed to give the other shades in the range.

Weight #5, Chunky
Blend:  75% Alpaca, 25% Sheep
Size: 3/3Nm giving 100m per 100g
Ball size: 50g (50m) 
Tension: 15 sts x 18 rows = 4"/10cm over stocking stitch with 6mm (US10) 

What's so great about alpaca yarn? 

Alpaca yarn is highly valued for it's softness, warmth, and durability.

Let's compare it to sheep's wool

  • The fibres are much finer, and generally longer, than sheep’s wool, which makes them softer and less itchy
  • It contains no lanolin which makes it hypo-allergenic (and also makes it more sustainable as it can be processed at very low temperatures)
  • It also has a natural sheen that gives finished items a luxurious look
  • Both sheep and alpaca fleece is water-repellant, but alpaca also wicks away the moisture

Alpaca yarn is lightweight and warm, making it ideal for garments such as sweaters, scarves, and hats.

Care Instructions

Use lukewarm water and a specialist wool detergent. Hair conditioner in the final rinse will add extra softness. When washing and rinsing squeeze the garment rather than rubbing. Gently squeeze out excess water before rolling in a towel. Lay flat to dry. Washing machines: Modern machines with delicate programme at 20C using a wool delicate detergent.

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Customer Reviews

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Sue Shewring
Most beautiful yarn!

The softness and stitch definition in the DK makes it gorgeous to knit with and, of course, to wear!

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Joy Spencer
Lovely Yarn

I haven't started my Duchess Cowl yet but having previously used this yarn for a hat. Great to work with and super warm to wear.
A Great Independent small business.

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Alma McGinn
Great service

I have fallen in love with this alpaca yarn. It’s so soft and a dream to knit with. The colour, was exactly as expected and delivery is super quick. I can thoroughly. recommend this company and its products .

Alma, thank you. We love you too, and totally appreciate your support and your review.

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Sally Hatfield
Thankyou

Beautiful wool, and lovely to knit with, and such a responsive and kind service from Emma to my repeated queries, many thanks

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Alexandra Mattia
Beautiful

I'm making a baby blanket for my grand nephew and am loving everything about this wool. It's soft, easy to work and beautiful. I will definitely be ordering again!