Knitting Facts

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 skill is a sense of accomplishment.

The Craft Council

The Sustainable Story

Alpacas themselves: like deer, they are ruminants, which means they cut grass rather than tearing it out from the roots like a sheep and goat. 

The yarn: because it contains no lanolin it can be processed at low temperatures and without harsh chemicals. 

Gorgeous: all our yarn is either from our own alpacas or other UK based alpacas. We do not ship yarn from anywhere else in the world

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.