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Alpaca Storm (Grey)

Alpaca Storm (Grey)


Type of Yarn

Our Alpaca Storm yarn is a fantastic dark grey colour. Imagine stormy clouds rolling over the horizons whilst listening to the rain beating against the windows and this shade of grey comes to mind. The combination of top quality grey alpaca fleece with the addition of some black and white creates a subtle marl effect and brings the yarn to life. Storm fits comfortably in between our black yarn (Night) and our pale grey yarn, Dew and either of these work perfectly in a two colour combination.

“I’ve been knitting for years but I’ve never knitted with anything like this, the yarn is amazing, I cannot get over how beautiful it is and I would recommend it to anybody”. Lynda B

Yarn colour:
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.

Yarn softness:
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!

Yarn thickness:
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).

Knitting tension:
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.