Alpaca and Grey Shetland Sport


A first blend with Shetland.  We chose Shetland to add structure and bounce to the alpaca and to create a yarn perfect for garments and as a rich base for colourwork and accessories.  We added a pop of Shetland Spindrift to the edge detail of the Vatsland jumper, and the Bousta Beanie.

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These blends of 60% alpaca and 40% grey Shetland fleece are a soft but strong, bouncy sport  weight yarns.  The darker steely grey shade was produced with a batch of alpaca fleece from Idris and Jack who live on an organic small holding in Aberdeenshire and the gorgeous Juliet who lives in Lanarkshire in Scotland – see her with her pink harness.

The brand new second lighter warm rose grey shade mixes alpaca fleece from Helios and Josh from Aberdeenshire with lighter grey Shetland sheep fleece.

I have popped a photo of grey Shetland sheep in the Gallery.   The yarn is soft enough to be close to the skin.

I have knitted the Dexter cardigan by Isabell Kraemer and a Vatsland jumper by Ella Gordon with the darker shade of this yarn.   Louise Scollay reviewed this yarn on her KnitBritish podcast, episode 88. Louise loved the yarn and I hope you do too. The photo shows her wearing the Antarkis shawl by Janina Kallio she made with it.

Approx 310m per 100g.  On 3.75mm needles, stocking stitch produced 22 stitches and 30 rows.  You can see a photo of the swatches

Hand wash carefully at a low temperature.


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Grey, rose grey