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News and updates from the UK Alpaca team


Shearing Season is Here!

It is the run-up to shearing which means we have to clear out the grading barn, get all the shearing [...]

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Tin of Treats

We wanted to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in a yarnie way and what better than a tin of treats. [...]

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Wonderwool

We had a great time at Wonderwool, the sun shone, No Bones Jones’s food was as good as ever, the [...]

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DIY Socks

Our new Sock Yarn is almost here... Something very exciting happened last week, the new yarn arrived, well some of [...]

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First Night

Best bib and tucker for the first night of my friend Hilary Bonner’s play at the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple. [...]

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Easter Treat

Easter greetings from a flowery and freezing Devon. Our Cyd and her family have gone down with Covid so this [...]

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Show Time

Last weekend was the first British Alpaca Society National Show since 2019. Some 600 alpacas rocked up along with so [...]

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Alpaca Love

Who doesn’t love an alpaca? Children love them and alpacas are instinctively drawn to children as their curiosity about small [...]

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Twelve Hours and Counting

That’s the journey time to 1, Shore Cottages in Berriedale, Caithness, just 36 miles south of John O’ Groats where [...]

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The Knitter – Schilio Shawl Pattern

This stunning intricate shawl features in this months The Knitter magazine (issue 174). The shawl is a design by Carol [...]

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Islington Stitch Festival

We re all horrified by the invasion of Ukraine. We have kept in touch with our friend Magda in Poland [...]

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Baby Soft Knitwear

This week it's all about baby soft knitwear for your beloved little ones. We have the cutest little jackets that [...]

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Knitting and Crochet Kits

We are now offering a range of our popular knitting and crochet patterns as kit tins. These make a perfect [...]

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Very Peri: Pantone Colour of 2022

Pantone has chosen Veri Pery as this year's colour. A periwinkle tone of blue with deep red and purple undertones. [...]

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Fleece Grading

We were idly wondering whether we should take up mud skiing on our waterlogged fields. There has been so much [...]

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Blue Skies, More Like Grey Skies

It has been a very grim week, with so much rain. Getting to work has been fun, think I needed [...]

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Knitting and Stitching Show Roundup

Very happy and extremely tired when we finally got home from the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace at [...]

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It’s Time For The C Word

Yes, you guessed it, Christmas. With the festive season fast approaching we wanted to give you something a little different [...]

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NEW Moss Stitch Boyfriend Jumper

We are happy to announce that we have a few new patterns available to purchase this week! First, our NEW [...]

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A day at the Ally Pally

This is the 30th year that the Knitting and Stitching Show has been staged at Alexandra Palace in London. A [...]

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