‘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.
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.