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Welcome to Gorgeous Alpacas

All the yarn we sell is from our own small herd of alpacas or sourced in the UK from our own and other UK herds of alpacas. Some is 100% alpaca, others are mixed with up to 25% sheep's wool, also sourced from UK herds.

The pictures you see are of our animals at home, living the dream, cared for, loved and safe. They are surrounded by their best friends (the sheep).

...and what's all the fuss about alpaca yarn?

Alpaca yarn is popular because it’s so soft, durable, luxurious and silky.

It's stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goosedown, and more breathable than thermal knits. While it's similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.

The fibre has a unique hollow quality that means it keeps you warm when it's cold, but keeps you cool when it's hot. It means it's also naturally water-repellent. As evidence, we wear our hats in the rain and come in with totally dry hair ... so finally, knitwear that you can wear in wind, rain and sunshine!

Read our Knitting Facts page for information about why knitting generally is good for your mental health and why alpaca yarn is a sustainable choice.