Alder – Alpaca and Cheviot worsted/light Aran


Our first blend of 70% fine alpaca and 30% quality Cheviot fleece to create a slate grey yarn with subtle marl.  This characterful yarn is soft and strong with a real bounce from the Cheviot.   We have teamed up with designer Stella Ackroyd to create a pattern with this yarn for a beautiful hap (shawl) called Iona.

There are approximately 200m in a 100g skein


6 in stock

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A first blend with cosy, bouncy Cheviot sheep fleece.  This worsted/light Aran weight yarn is full of character with a deep grey colour with gentle flecks of white.  The alpaca fleece comes from white alpacas called Sasha and Elvira from Lanarkshire, Scotland  and Sam, a handsome black alpaca from near Aberdeen.  It is very soft to touch with a slight halo.

There are approximately 200m in a 100g skein and we achieved 22 stitches and 26 stitches on 4mm needles on the swatch square in the photograph.  The gauge for the hap was 15 stitches and 28 rows achieved on 6mm needles.

If you would like to knit the hap this yarn is available in a kit with the pattern and one of our 100% cotton project bags (Iona Hap kit)

Handwash carefully in warm, but not hot, water