This is a British Alpaca with Shetland DK yarn. It is a blend of 70% UK alpaca and 30% local Shetland fleece. The yarn has been woollen spun for a lofty handle. There are approximately 174m per 100g. It is sold in 100g hanks.
‘Whitbarrow’ is an Alpaca Fingering weight yarn. We have combined alpaca with Merino wool and silk to produce a Fingering knitting yarn in an exclusive blend which has been spun for us in the UK. This luxurious Fingering weight knitting wool is a blend of 45% Peruvian baby alpaca, 35% superfine, organic Falklands Merino wool and 20% Mulberry silk.
Whitbarrow Alpaca fingering yarn has been dyed in the Scottish Borders in a wide range of solid colours. Grape is a warm, deep purple colour.
This yarn is super-soft and is ideal for knitting shawls, scarves. It is light-weight yet cozy and is great for knitting tops that you will wear next to your skin.
This yarn knits to Fingering or Sock weight knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch). There are approximately 400m per 100g. The yarn is sold in 100g hanks. If you would like us to ball your yarn for you, please make a note on the order.