Alpacas, naturally

Whether you like to knit, crochet, or just love wearing alpaca we hope you'll find what you like here. They say that once you've gone alpaca, you never go back! Hats don't itch, sweaters are soft and comfortable, and, if you shop at Gorgeous, you are guaranteed chemical-free naturally coloured alpaca products. The colours are produced from alpacas blending their yarns to create unique and lovely colours that will also blend with pretty much anything already in your wardrobe.

​We have knitting kits, crochet kits, ready-to-wear items for adults, children and babies.

If you almost like what you see, but not quite, ask for your own bespoke version (of either a kit or a ready-to-wear item) and we will see what we can do. Just contact us and ask.

What's so gorgeous...

Featured Knitting & Crochet Kits

  • Knit Kit - Roll-up Longdrop Hat +
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  • Knit Kit - Aran Roll-up Longdrop Hat
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  • Knit Kit - Cable Beanie +
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  • Knit Kit - Supersoft Aran Alpaca Cushion
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  • Knit Kit - Aran Fisherman's Rib Hat
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  • Knit Kit - Cable & Bobble Cushion +
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  • Knit Kit - Fingerless Fold-up Mittens +
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  • Knit Kit - Aran 3-to-1 Hat
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  • Knit Kit - Fisherman's Hat & Scarf
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  • Knit Kit - Beginners' Sampler Scarf +
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Ready-to-Wear & Bespoke

  • Classic Alpacas Hat - Town & Country
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  • Classic Alpaca Hat - City Stripe
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  • Classic Alpaca Hat - The Weekender
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  • Classic Alpaca Hat - La Belle Blonde
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  • Alpaca Supersoft Beanie
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  • Alpaca Classic Style - one colour
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  • Roll-up Alpaca Hat
    Roll-up Alpaca Hat - Gorgeous Alpacas
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Alpaca Yarn

  • Gorgeous Supersoft Aran Yarn 100g
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  • Limited Edition DK 100% Alpaca Yarn 50g
    Limited Edition DK 100% Alpaca Yarn 50g - Gorgeous Alpacas
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  • 100% Alpaca Yarn - 4Ply - 50g
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  • Wine DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
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  • Sky Blue DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
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  • Midnight Blue DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
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  • Sapphire DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
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  • Mustard DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
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What's so gorgeous

Knitting for Mental Health

You'll find a surprising amount of research on the power of knitting to reduce depression, loneliness, and even improve mental capacity. Here's a few highlights from the research:

Knitting lowers the heart rate by an average of 11 beats per second.

Harvard Medical School, Mind & Body Institute 2001

Knitting reduces loneliness and increases our sense of usefulness and inclusion.

The Mayo Clinic, 2011

Knitting improves cognitive skills & reduces memory loss.

The Mayo Clinic, 2011

83% knitters and crochetiers say that the biggest benefit of learning the askill is a sense of accomplishment.

The Craft Council

The Sustainable Story

1. Our yarn is from our own or other UK herds
2. Alpaca yarn can be processed at lower temperatures, and no chemicals are used in the process
3. All colours are natural, and
4. Alpaca yarn is long lasting, so products will literally last a life-time

Alpaca Yarn

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

lt's even flame resistant and has been graded Class 1 in clothing & furnishing by US Consumer Product Safety Commission

I needed a warm hat to keep me happy down at the stables mucking out on cold mornings. My lovely hat kept me beautifully toasty & comfy. Really good fit and individual while being on trend at the same time. Fab

Jane P

I loved the way that it came packed in the box with everything that you need to complete the cushion cover. The instructions are easy to understand, I might need some help with the buttonholes. I've probably done about 10cm today, it's been quite therapeutic, the wool is so soft, lovely to handle

Sue P

I got a Knitting kit. I had a lot of fun knitting my hat. It fits really nicely and keeps me warm and it is really good quality. The instructions are really clear and it was my first time knitting.

Anna, aged 13

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  • Knit Kit - Supersoft Aran Alpaca Cushion
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  • Knit Kit - Cable & Bobble Cushion +
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  • Knit Kit - Rings & Circles Beanie +
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  • Knit Kit - Aran Fisherman's Rib Hat
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  • Knit Kit - Fisherman's Hat & Scarf
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  • Knit Kit - Aran Roll-up Longdrop Hat
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  • Knit Kit - Cable Beanie +
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  • Knit Kit - Stripy Bobble Hat +
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  • Knit Kit - Wise Owl Beanie +
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