Chocolate Alpaca and Blue Faced Leicester Light Aran/Worsted


A blend of fine chocolate fleece from local alpacas and British Blue Faced Leicester fleece, processed and spun in the Scottish Borders.  This is a versatile yarn which is super soft next to the skin but has structure and bounce from the Blue Faced Leicester.  You can see Stella having a bad hair day just after her shearing.    Mary is the sweetheart with the white face who appears on the website too.

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Think smooth dark chocolate.  This is a butter soft blend of alpaca and British Blue Faced Leicester fleece.  The alpaca fleece comes from our own Stella and her sister, Mary, and a handsome black alpaca with the special name of Kamanwati.  The alpacas live together in Northumberland.  The yarn has been processed and spun at The Border Mill in the Scottish Borders.  We achieved a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in a 10cm square with 3.25 needles.    Approximately 195m per 100g skein.

Our first project is Carbeth by Kate Davies.  We achieved the required gauge holding the yarn double with size 6 needles.

Handwash carefully at a low temperature