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DK Alpaca Wool - 50g

DK Alpaca Wool - 50g

Regular price £8.50 GBP
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Product Details

Our most popular lightweight DK alpaca yarn sourced from British and Irish alpaca farms. It's gorgeous to knit and crochet with, as our many reviews can testify. The blend is 75% alpaca/25% sheep. No animals are hurt in the process, and indeed are happy to be sheared in late Spring every year.

NOTE ABOUT BLACK:  Please think twice before ordering this. The BLACK releases some dye as you knit with it. If you are concerned about this, perhaps choose an alternative, like Midnight Blue or Grey.

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-repellent, but alpaca also wicks away the moisture
Weight of Yarn #3, DK
Blend 75% alpaca 25% sheep
Size: 4/9Nm giving 225m (245 yards) per 100g
Ball Size 50g (112m)
Tension 21 sts x 27 rows= 4"/10cm over stocking stitch with 4.5mm (UK 7, US7) 
Washing Instructions

Hand washing: 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. Can be spun at 400 RPM.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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 .

Sally Hatfield

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

Alexandra Mattia

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!

Janie Martin
Beautifully soft

Lovely colours and really nice yarm. I knit with Alpaca often and am so pleased to find a British supplier.


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