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A White Christmas?

It’s really more than a little cold when seeing to the Alpacas at the moment and a few mornings Burwash Manor has been rendered into a sparkly festive scene with thick frost. It’s definitely the time of year to indulge in warm knits, hot chocolate and all things white. Or more specifically, Ivory.

Here at Purl Alpaca, we have always produced a woollen spun yarn, which in simple terms means the fibres are carded before being spun to spread out the fibres and make a yarn of even thickness along its’ thread. This is part of what contributes to that delicious softness we’ve become associated with. By woollen spinning our carefully selected fibre we can produce a yarn that is light, fluffy and full of air so it has a wonderful ability to insulate.

However, our ivory yarn listed here is a little bit different. This was an experiment with a worsted spun process where fibres are part carded before pin drafting aligns the fibres and the whole fibre is then spun. This makes for a much denser, smoother yarn. While we loved the results, our hearts are truly with the lofty woollen produced yarn and so this yarn is now a limited edition- once it sells out, there won’t be any more!

Chunky knit accessories are still dominating the shops and catwalks and we couldn’t think of a quicker on trend accessory to make than a chunky hat or cowl! We have some chunky yarn in Ivory that we think would work wonderfully with these winter wonderland knits:

The Alfie hat– a popular unisex slouchy hat that’s perfect for beginners knitters to get to grips with circular knitting.

The Darcy Snood– Another chunky hand knit that’s perfect for snuggling down to knit in this cold weather.

The Glacier Cardigan–  a seriously warm winter jacket made especially for our Chunky yarn. It is much easier to make than it looks and with thick yarn and big needles – it’ll grow quickly and be ready to wear faster than you’d think. 

Our Chunky white yarn is selling fast (it must be the cold!) and is available in store. Available in 100g balls of 81 yards (74 meters). Remember, none of our yarn is dyed, just the soft natural colours of the Alpaca fleece and gorgeously soft hand knits!

~Kari-Helen and Tracy

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