Gorgeous Alpacas

Knit Kit - Aran Fishermans Rib Scarf

Gorgeous Alpacas

Knit Kit - Aran Fishermans Rib Scarf

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Description

Intermediate to Advanced Knitting

Available in our supersoft Aran weight undyed totally natural colour (off white only)
Size: 150cm

Buy with matching hat and save £12
  • Detailed Description

    This is knitted in Fisherman's Rib, a lovely more 3-dimensional look than traditional ribbing. It is fairly similar, and related to brioche, but much easier and quicker. Not recommended for beginners, but simple to learn once you have mastered the basics.

    Made with our sofest alpaca-merino mixed yarn, so it is uber-super soft. The style is a bit the same, so comfortable and easy to wear, and you can knit it longer if you like a longer look.

    Because it's alpaca yarn....

    • You can wear it out in the rain, and still keep your head dry (proven by us frenquently!)
    • It won't itch, even if it's warm and your indoors or the sun comes out - it just stays comfy
    • It's super uber soft and comfy

    Supplied with:

    • 200g (175m per 100g) Gorgeous Aran yarn made from 50% baby alpaca/50% baby merino
    • 5.5mm needles and a darning needle (optional) 
    • and a natural wood button, which can be left as is, stained or painted

    This yarn comes in a natural alpaca shade - an off white. Really suitable for vegetable dyes if you ever get bored of the white as this yarn receives colours really well.

  • Delivery

    Free delivery orders over £40 : Only £3.50 orders under £40. Ships same day if ordered before noon.

  • Returns Policy

    No quibble returns, and we pay all costs of return - just contact us if you would like to return or exchange any item

  • Our Guarantee

    Our Guarantee: If you buy a knitting or crochet kit, and you run out of yarn, please contact us and we will send more yarn free of charge.


Fisherman's Rib Hat & Scarf Set

Fisherman's Rib Hat & Scarf Set

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What's so unique about alpaca yarn

Firstly, it's about the alpacas

Although all the yarn we sell comes from alpacas living in the UK, alpacas were originally bred by Incas in the mountains of Peru, where the temperatures regularly swing from -18C at night to +20C during the day. So the alpacas developed to survive. The fibre has a unique hollow quality, and the trapped air expands and contracts with the temperature.




What that means for us

This means it keeps you warm when it's cold, but keeps you cool when it's hot.

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!

What else

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.

Knitting for Mental Health

The power of crafts and creativity to improve our mental and physical well-being are well proven, and most knitters will, when asked, say they love it because it helps them relax or because they love what the make. Here's some of the research that supports them:

  • Knitting lowers the heart rate by an average of 11 beats per minute
Harvard Medical School, Mind & Body Institute 2011
  • 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 & crochetiers say that the biggest benefit of learning the skill is a sense of accomplishment
The Craft Council

The Sustainable Story

  1. 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. 
  2. The yarn: because it contains no lanolin it can be processed at low temperatures and without harsh chemicals. 
  3. 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.