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DK Alpaca Yarn 50g
UK - free delivery if you spend over £40. We dispatch same if order received before noon, and next day after noon. Delivery estimated 2-3 days.
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If you are buying a knitting or crochet kit, and you run out of yarn, please contact us. We will always supply more. This will only happen occasionally, when your tension is significantly different to our pattern advice. However we want you to finish your project whatever the reason, so just contact us with a photo of the stage you have reached and we will send out some more.
This yarn is our most popular range, because it is super soft and lovely to knit with. The colours are created by blending different alpaca fleeces together, and no dyes are used.
|Blend:||100% Alpaca, 25% Sheep|
|Size:||4/9Nm giving 225m (245 yards) per 100g|
|Ball size:||50g (112m) as standard but can provide in larger balls on request|
|Tension:||Using 4.5mm (UK 7, US7) = 21 sts x 27 rows|
Hand washing: Use lukewarm water and a specialist wool detergent. Hair conditioner in the final rinse will add extra softness. When washing and rinsing squeeze the garment rather than rubbing. Gently squeeze out excess water before rolling in a towel. Lay flat to dry.
Washing machines: Modern machines with delicate programme at 20C using a wool delicate detergent.
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What's so Gorgeous
Virtually 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. We have one small collection of Peruvian yarns (the original home of all alpaca herds).
We use no man-made fibres or chemicals and our packaging is 100% recyclable
About Alpaca Fleece
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 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