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Yarn news – brand new batch of Alpaca Rain has arrived!

After being out of stock for a long time we are super happy to have a brand new batch of one of our favourite colours back in stock! The colour is called Alpaca Rain (Taupe) and is best known for being the original colour of the Icon Dress.

https://www.purlalpacadesigns.com/product/icon-dress-knitting-kit/

The colour got its name because it reminds us of the colour stones get after heavy rain. It picks up on tones of grey and brown and is a unique blend to us.

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We mix fibres of different animals much like you would mix paint to get the right shades, and this time we think we have got it just right! We have been working closely with our mill, The Natural Fibre Company, to make sure we get our yarn the absolute best it can be and we are very happy with the outcome of this batch. We are testing a new spinning method where the fibres are washed after spinning instead of before and we think this method really works a treat! You can read more about our Field to Fashion approach on our website!

square Close up Fine taupe yarn

As this batch is the last of last year’s fleece it was a small batch we have only got a limited amount of each thickness. You can place an order for yarn on our website or should your prefer to see it for yourself first we have spaces on our August workshop or you can come see us at Yarndale! The first group that will get to see us is the lucky group of 10 attending the sold out workshop on the 16th of July. All our kits are now also available to order in the colour Alpaca Rain again!

Square Taupe yarn and knitting

We’re sure you will love both the colour and the feel of this yarn as much as we do! What do you plan to knit with it? We feel all inspired by our Design Focus post earlier this week and might try a Balboa Waistcoat…

Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx

 

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