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  • ‘Cumbria’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is our own blend of 47% British alpaca, 43% Blue Faced Leicester wool and 10% nylon.

    Cumbria Alpaca Sock yarn is available in its natural oatmeal and eight over-dyed shades which give depth to the yarn.

    This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply 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.

    Wash gently by hand or in the wool cycle of your machine with a small amount of non-bio detergent.  Do not tumble dry.  The yarn has been washed, but some surface residue dye may come out in the first wash, particularly with the deeper colours.

  • An Aran weight blend of 80% alpaca with 20% Shetland sheep wool. We bought the Shetland fleeces from a local  farmer.  The fine, crimpy Shetland blended with UK alpaca has been woollen spun to trap air for a warm, bouncy yarn.  The natural grey of the fleeces has been over-dyed turquoise for an interesting, slightly marled effect.

    The yarn has been spun and dyed for us in the UK.

    Approximately 78 metres per 50g.

    Sold in 50g balls.

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