Alpaca and silk lace


We are proud to introduce our first lace weight yarn.  It is a very special blend of finest alpaca fleece and natural Tussah silk.  You will see photographs of some of the alpaca fleece (Conran’s), and a sample of Shetland large leaf lace pattern (thanks to my friend Moira for lending me her book, Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller, an invaluable resource book of traditional lace patterns).  I produced this sample on size 3mm needles

It would be wonderful to think that you could use this glorious, special yarn to create your own stunning items.

8 in stock


A very limited edition of a very special lace weight yarn.  We have created a fine lace yarn blending 70% Alpaca with 30% natural Tussah silk.   The finest alpaca fleece comes from Spirit, Bonnie, Connel and Sasha from Netherfield Alpacas, Conran from Westyett Alpacas, and Slug (handsome boy, really) and Maggie who enjoy life at Barnacre Alpacas.  The yarn has been spun at the small Two Rivers Mill in Dorset who excel at producing very fine lace weight yarns.

Approx. 850m per 100g skein.

Handwash carefully