In our ongoing efforts to bring you high quality yarn from independent companies and dyers, we'd like to announce the addition of
Alpaca Yarn Company!
Alpaca Yarn Company is owned and operated by Beth Lutz. She is a lifelong knitter with an eye for high quality yarns. She owned an LYS before taking over the Alpaca Yarn Company. As an alpaca owner, alpacas are her favorite fiber producing animal (a sentiment we at Alpaca Direct can totally get behind). Alpaca is lustrous and soft - rivaling cashmere in softness, but beating it out of the water on price. It is also strong and one of the best fibers for temperature regulation. Here in the shop we have two offerings from Alpaca Yarn Company - Classic Alpaca Tweed and Halo Watercolors.
Classic Alpaca Tweed - This yarn is a luscious 85/15 alpaca/nylon blend. It is a light worsted yarn with 110 yards per 50 gram hank. It features natural colored flecks, giving it the distinctive donegal tweed look. It is great for everything from sweaters to accessories. Though, given alpaca's tendency to grow, we recommend seamed sweaters over seamless ones. (For more on that subject, check out our post about the two sweater construction options.)
Halo Watercolors - This yarn comes in beautiful handpainted colorways. It is a 78/22 blend of brushed Suri alpaca and nylon. The brushed Suri alpaca is what gives this yarn its mohair-like halo, without the itch of mohair. It is a laceweight yarn that comes in 50 gram hanks of 257 yards. This yarn makes beautiful scarves, shawls, and cowls. Come in to check out the new yarns in person, or throw a hand or two in your cart on the website and give these lovely yarns a try!