Gotland Alpaca DK from Black Isle Yarns

Gotland Alpaca DK

from Black Isle Yarns
DK (11 wpi) ?
219 yards
(200 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
US 6 - 9 or 4 - 5.5mm
50% Wool - Gotland
50% Camelid - Alpaca

This yarn is wonderfully soft and yet textural with a slight lustre. Fearniewell Croft, here on the Black Isle, is an organic croft specialising in organic veg boxes (they are delicious!) and their small Gotland flock is an integral part of their smallholding set-up. This beautiful flock has Shetland genes in its ancestry which adds to the colour range of fleeces and gives the very unique softness of the yarn. The 2018 clip has been supplemented with British Alpaca as we had fewer suitable dark fleeces this year. We have colour matched the pure Gotland DK spun previously and there are 4 shades as usual - Cream, Silver, Grey and Charcoal.

Color: Solid color
Drafting method: Semi-Worsted spun
Ply: 3-ply
Dye: Undyed
Put up: Winding required
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold

Yarn origin
Source of fibre: Highlands, Scotland
Cleaned and Milled: Borders, Scotland

Black Isle Yarns produces local, sustainable and natural yarns. We source wool from special local sheep flocks and create single farm yarns and unique blends.

Our yarns come in their beautiful natural undyed colours and in limited batches of glorious colours naturally dyed at home on the Black Isle.