Alpacas are amazing animals. Not only are they cute and adorable to look at, they produce one of the worlds most fantastic fibre. Alpaca yarn is very lightweight and extremely insulating. Each fibre works in a similar way to a duvet, trapping air and keeping the heat in when it is cold, but also working with you if it gets hot and letting some of the heat out. Because alpacas live in such changing conditions and temperatures this is an important ability for them to keep their body heat constant. This unique quality is transferred into our yarn and then into the alpaca garments, keeping you warm on the cold days and comfortable when it is a bit hotter. Now that the summer is coming up, why not make some of the lighter pieces like Bonnie, Beauty, Allegro or Balboa?
New for this spring is the introduction of two new colours! Through a bit of testing and trying we have come up with two lovely shades. Hope you like them!
Spring Mist is a light grey colour, amazingly soft to touch (most of the Purl Alpaca herd have contributed to this batch!). This colour is very on trend at the moment and works really well with this summer’s oranges and corals.
Spring Rain is more of a taupe, a unique mix of red, grey and white fleece. The result is a very wearable and fashionable colour. This colour works really well with other natural colours such as khaki, browns and sand.
Something else that is new is that Kari-Helene now offers one-on-one knitting tuition at £25 an hour. Send her an email on email@example.com if you are interested.