Alpaca Earth (Dark Brown)
Imagine that dark chocolate cake fresh out of the oven, steam releasing as you cut the first piece and you will think of the stunning dark shade of our Alpaca Earth yarn. To create this warm and rich brown colour we blend all the brown fleece we buy with a small selection of chestnut coloured ones so that there is a warm tint to the yarn.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is source from local breeders. Due to our yarn being completely natural colours there will be a variation in the different batches made depending on what colour fleece goes into each particular blend.
Our yarn is created using alpaca fleeces sourced mainly from farms in the South of England. Our own herd of 26 alpacas always go in the blend as well as fibre from farms we know and trust. We only use the finest fibre for our yarn and create a stunning and soft end product that is lovely to knit with and feels amazing to wear!
Our yarn comes in two thicknesses; Fine and Medium. Fine is equivalent to Sports weight (this thickness is in between 4 ply and DK) and Medium is a Worsted weight (this thickness lies between DK and Aran).
Fine: 20 sts and 29 rows on 4 mm needles over a 10 cm square.
Medium: 17 sts and 24 rows on 5 mm needles over a 10 cm square.
We recommend always knitting a tension square to check your tension against the pattern you are working from and adjust needle size accordingly.
Fine: 50g ball, 126 yards/116 meters
Medium: 50g ball, 84 yards/77 meters
Please remember to select the type of yarn you would like to purchase (either Medium or Fine) from the drop down menu below.