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Have a look at our stunning new pattern for a Royal baby blanket designed by Belinda Harris Reid in our baby alpaca/silk yarn. It is beautiful.
Our latest yarns made from the fleeces of alpacas farmed in Britain are being spun now. We will have new colours in our baby alpaca and silk 4-ply and double knit yarns this summer and, a first for us, some crochet patterns. Have a look at the knitting pattern pages - new interesting designs from Chrissy Smith, Monica Russel, Sasha Kagan and Ruth Morris and our pattern book Mums Knit.
Shearing has started and we will be collecting the 2015 clip now and grading it. We hope to see you at all the yarn shows. First up is Wonderwool this weekend, followed by I Knit Fandango in London in mid May and Proper Woolly at the end of May, close to home in Holsworthy in Devon, followed by Woolfest in Cumbria. Then a bit of a summer break before Yarndale, the WI Centenary Show and the three Knitting and Stitching Shows.
If you would like to see more on alpacas please take a look at our Classical MileEnd Alpacas site www.alpaca-uk.co.uk.
UK Alpaca’s luxury yarns are manufactured exclusively in Britain from the fleeces of alpacas farmed in the UK
One of the ‘noble fibres’ alpaca is prized for its silky feel, weightlessness and warmth, and come in a variety of natural and dyed shades in DK, aran and 4-ply weights.
All our yarns are processed at the traditional mills in the north of England and have traceable provenance to British alpaca farmers.
We buy fleece from alpaca owners in the UK, hand grade it at our farm in Devon and then process into fully worsted hand knit and commercial yarns. Our yarns are made to the highest specification and are of a consistent quality.
They are fully conditioned and their consistent quality, super softness of handle, warmth, lightweight and strength are all hallmarks of these yarns.
UK Alpaca supports British alpaca owners by promoting a quality reputation and brand for British alpaca. We supply to both retail and trade, designers and actively support students in their final year projects.
We maintain excellent stocks of yarns and dispatch same day on all orders received before midday. Please see the wholesale section for trade and volume enquiries.