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News and updates from the UK Alpaca team


2024 Shows

We've packed our calendar full of shows this year, including two new locations - Newcastle and Belfast. We look forward [...]

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Happy New Year

It is amazing to have blue skies and NO RAIN even if it is perishingly cold. The never ending rain [...]

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We’ve Been Featured!

Our Alpaca Yarns were in The Knitter magazine! The Oksana Jumper was featured on the front cover of issue 196, [...]

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South Molton Christmas Fatstock Show

Last Sunday we took three of our intermediate white males, a load of socks and some fleeces to the rather [...]

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Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, here are some suggestions we’ve put together. Whether you’re shopping for [...]

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Harrogate, Polish Visitors And Tons Of Socks!

Hello again after being AWOL for a fortnight. Things got a bit hairy after Devon County Council decided to close [...]

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The Best Socks You’ll Ever Wear!

Our Alpaca Posh Socks are back in stock ready to keep your feet warm on those icy winter walks or [...]

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New – Hand Dyed Alpaca Yarn

We’ve commissioned Becca at Bluebell Yarns in Dorset to come up with two new colourways to add to our hand [...]

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Wild, Wacky and Wonderful – New Pattern Alert

Chrissy Smith describes her latest Snug Sleeve pattern as Wild, Wacky and Wonderful which is pretty much like Chrissy herself. [...]

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Flystrike and Sunshine

It is not all plain sailing in alpaca land as bad things do happen. This week it was flystrike that [...]

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Ally Pally and October Sunshine

Finally arrived home from the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace at midnight on Sunday. It was fun, met [...]

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Ready, Steady, Go!

Our new Christmas kit tins are now online with a beaming Edwardian Santa and his reindeer adorning the kit front. [...]

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Alpaca Socks!

We received pictures of the new walking socks in production this week and thought we’d share them with you. You [...]

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Sloe Gin And Loaded Hedgerows

Home for a week before we set off for The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London. So, [...]

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Our New Website Is Here!

We have launched our new website To celebrate we are giving 15% off all yarn until midnight on Friday 29th [...]

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September Madness!

September is always rather busy. First off was the Southern Wool Show at Newbury that was very successful but I [...]

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Easy as 1, 2, 3…

Here is a selection of our patterns for each of our super soft double knit and 4-ply yarn, requiring one, [...]

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Snakes and Hay

Goodness, I could not believe I had found a whole snakeskin when moving some troughs around. It is a big [...]

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Socks, socks, socks!

What did one new sock say to the other? Great things are afoot... It's been all about socks this week [...]

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Cria Shearing

Back home after four days at the NEC to a pile of work. Unfortunately Chas had a nasty summer cold/flu [...]

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