Our next show is the local Mid Devon County on the 27th July where we will have some alpacas and a selection of yarn and socks

Baby Alpaca & Silk 4-Ply

80% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk 50g 4ply 225m 2/9Nm

From £11.00

The Baby Alpaca & Silk range of luxury yarns utilise the very best British alpaca fleeces, primarily from the first shearing, and selected by hand for ultimate softness.

A sumptuous soft handling yarn with great brightness and strength. The ultimate alpaca yarn

Received yarns might have a different design of ball band, but they are the same yarns.

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Order a total of 10 balls/skeins or more and receive 15% discount and FREE P&P using 2nd Class Royal Mail. (UK Postcodes only) No voucher code needed

Only British alpaca used in our yarns

Manufactured in the UK

Hand wash for best results

Description

The Baby Alpaca & Silk range of luxury yarns utilise the very best British alpaca fleeces, primarily from the first shearing, and selected by hand for ultimate softness. The yarns are 80% British baby grade alpaca blended with 20% Tussah silk and manufactured mainly in the UK. The alpaca in our yarns is sourced from our own alpacas and those from alpaca farms in the UK and Ireland.

This is a proven blend that offers increased resistance to shedding and pilling in this delicate yarn and gives improved loft and substance whilst still retaining its wonderful softness.

A sumptuous soft handling yarn with great brightness and strength. The ultimate alpaca yarn.

Tension Square 4″x4″ 10cm x 10cm

Needle Size (mm)
2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50
Stitches 30 28 25 23
Rows 40 36 34 32

This 4-Ply weight yarn is manufactured as a 2/9Nm giving 450m per 100g in all natural and dyed shades

The yarn is available in 50g balls giving 225m per ball. Hand wash recommended. Full washing instructions can be found HERE

Also available on cone, typically between 1kg and 3kg, in natural Parchment. Please telephone or email for current availability and price.

UK Post Code Destinations

All orders up to 2kg will be dispatched with Royal Mail with a choice between their first class and second class service. For guaranteed next day we offer an APC Overnight service. If your order exceeds 2kg you will be asked to contact us for a delivery quote. Royal Mail delivery times can be found on their website.

EU Destinations

All orders up to 2kg will be dispatched with Royal Mail International Tracked service.. If you have created an account online or when you enter your delivery address the system will automatically deduct the British 20% VAT. Your local postal delivery company will require any VAT due to be paid for prior to or at delivery. For order values up to €150 we hope shortly to have our own IOSS number when your local VAT charge will be added to your shopping cart at checkout, enabling the local postal company to deliver without further payment demands.. For orders over 2kg you will be directed to contact us for a delivery quote.

Rest Of World Destinations

All deliveries up to 2kg will be dispatched with Royal Mail International Tracked service.. If you have created an account online or when you enter your delivery address the system will automatically deduct the British 20% VAT. Your local postal delivery company will require any duty and sales tax due to be paid for prior to or at delivery. For larger orders we reserve the right to select an alternative international carrier.

Care 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 20degC using a wool delicate detergent. Can be spun at 400rpm but it is always advisable to check first by washing a tension square and then checking the final dry size.


Yardage/Meterage

2/9 4-ply yarn runs out to 450m per 100g (225m per 50g) or 490 yards per 100g (245 yards per 50g)

4/9 DK yarn runs out to 225m per 100g (112m per 50g) or 245 yards per 100g (122 yards per 50g)

1m equals 1.09 yards  //  1 yard equals 36 inches equals 0.914m.


Weights

50g equals 1.76 ounces
100g equals 3.53 ounces
1 ounce equals 28g

Reviews

  1. Nicola Kalocsai

    A friend of mine has knitted a baby shawl for me in this yarn and it is sooooooo soft, bouncy and luscious and will be an heirloom in years to come. I can see the yarn working well as a shawl or scarf and particularly for those allergic to wool. Highly recommended.

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    • Chas Brooke

      Thank you Nicola, very kind of you and hope you and the baby are doing well

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  2. Diana Bray (verified owner)

    I’m not a very competent knitter but with the help of a you-tube video to get me started, I am knitting a cowl in the raspberry/strawberry shade following one of your patterns. (Wish I’d realised it is available as one of your knitting tins so I would have a lovely tin too!)
    I find that sheeps wool makes my skin itch but Alpaca or silk yarns do not.
    I am so in love with this alpaca/silk yarn. It is just so soft (and surprisingly strong) that the yarn feels lovely while I’m knitting without any of that prickly feeling you get from knitting wool and feels just wonderful against your neck.
    I will most definitely be buying more and never knit with sheeps wool again!

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    • Chas Brooke

      Thank you Diana, yep nothing better! Happy knitting and so glad you are enjoying your project.

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