New to our knitting supplies this year is Alpaca yarn! Alpaca is a natural fiber, breathable, warmer than wool, durable, hypoallergenic material that does not absorb moisture or odors. Lighter in weight than sheep’s wool while providing warmth and softness, and can be hand washed. Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin, which is the main irritant in many other natural fibers.
Longwoods Alpacas is a small family operation out of Cumberland who is one of many different farms out of the US who will be providing us with the alpaca yarn we sell. The fine, lightweight yarn is 95% alpaca and 5% wool. Easy to knit with at any skill level, and you can even dye your own colors! Grown and processed in the USA.