While we seem to be returning to winter in the UK at the moment, nature is carrying on regardless, including alpacas which are being shorn. These beautiful and gentle animals provide knitters with a soft luxurious fibre that has a lustrous finish.
Alpaca’s are reportedly easy to keep, although I cannot comment on this first hand and are the lollypop heads of the camelid world once shorn.
Well, we’re happy to stock some fabulous Adriafil Alpaca fibre in Knit Wise for you to come and have a look, a squeeze and even a knit of. (we promise you, once you squeeze it, you’ll want to knit it!)
Myra has chosen a palette of natural shades, to fit in with the feel of the alpaca, they are truly stunning.
The yarn range is called Sierra Andina, which, worryingly my autocorrect changed to Sierra Angina. Here’s what you need to know
Sierra Andina is mt 133 (145,45 yards) approx to each 50 gram ball
Composition: 100% extrafine alpaca
Needles: 3,5 mm Gauge 4”=22 sts/30 rows
We have the following shades available now: 001, 002,030, 032, 033, 035, 086, 087, 088, 089.
They are truly beautiful yarns, please pop in and have a look.