The Gorgeous Team

Who's it all about

Maybe we should start with who started it: arguably Henry, who fell in love with alpacas, but let's give the credit to the boys themselves. Here's a picture of Jazz and Tor at home in their field in a village near Cambridge. 

What's so gorgeous

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



Knitting for Mental Health

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

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

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


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.

The team behind this is made up of husband and wife, Henry and Emma Adeane, and their lovely gang of designers:

Clare Brown

Mary Joel