Grey puffy willows,
Like fairy pillows,
So soft for fairy’s head...
Cherry petals sweet for a cool clean sheet,
Green moss for a fairy’s bed...
This children’s song very much describes the character of this beautiful yarn. Only selected baby alpaca fleeces from the Peruvian Andes are used for this incredibly soft and light Alpaca yarn. Spun in Peru, Alpaca Light still keeps with the general slouchy and drapey character of any Alpaca yarn. It is best suited for flowing and body skimming pieces, ideally knitted seamlessly. Unlike its bigger siblings, Alpaca Light is perfect for delicate knits, baby clothes or undergarments.
All our Alpaca yarns come from the Peruvian Andes
The entire production ~ from Alpaca farmer to the spun yarn ~ is done within Peru, supporting local employment and a low carbon footprint.
In a nutshell for 1 skein:
100% baby Alpaca
Needle size 2-3mm
Origin: Peruvian Andes
Spun: in Peru
Dyed naturally in Ireland
This is a natural product and may contain natural debris ie. Straw which can be easily removed.
How we made these colours:
|By the Apple Tree||Lac***||Alum|
|By the Plum Grove||Cochenial** & Iron||Alum|
|Polska||Indigo* & Reseda||Alum|
|Puddles of Light||Safflower||Alum|
|Setting Sun||Indigo* & Lac***||Alum|
|Where the Fairies Hide||Cochenial**||Alum|
Indigo* - herbaceous plant ( you might get a bit of blue on your hands while
Knitting - that is easily washed of with soap and even healthy!)
Vegan note: please be aware that we use Lac and Cochineal dyes as well, which would be of animal origin ~ Cochineal** - small louse; Lac*** - the casing made by beetles to hatch and protect their eggs.