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)
This DK weight yarn is manufactured as a 4/9Nm giving 225m per 100g in all natural and dyed shades
The yarn is available in 50g balls giving 112m per ball. Hand wash recommended. Full washing instructions can be found HERE
Also available on cone, typically between 1kg and 2kg, 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.
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.
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.
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.
50g equals 1.76 ounces
100g equals 3.53 ounces
1 ounce equals 28g