Say hello to Alpaca!

16 Oct 2017


We know that whilst you love enduring classics, you love newness also, which is why we like to keep things fresh and moving along! So, each new season we are delighted to introduce new styles and new yarns.

Our yarn newbie this autumn is Alpaca. A close relative of the Llama, Alpacas are bred mainly for their soft and luxurious fibers, which are warm, soft and lanolin-free, making them hypoallergenic.

Landscape of Peru

Alpacas in Peru

Photos by Carlos Olaizola and Paul Summers Jáuregui on Unsplash


Known to be difficult to work with (due to their delicate, fine nature), Alpaca fibers require skilled craftspeople when it comes to processing. They can’t be bleached very easily, so dying Alpaca and Alpaca-blend fabrics is a labor of love!

A lustrous-looking and feeling fiber, which is rare and delicate, Alpaca is a luxurious yarn. Boasting wonderful, silk-like, tactile qualities, Alpaca is often added to other yarns to produce a soft and sensual end-fabric. This season, we’ve added Alpaca to our Pure Wool to produce a blended yarn which is warm and reliable, yet luxurious and tactile.

We’re delighted to have Alpaca in our all-natural yarn family, and we think it’s going to delight you too!

Fancy discovering lovely Alpaca for yourself? Well, let us introduce you to our new, Alpaca-blend styles


Our Womens Alpaca Mix Boatneck Sweater makes for a quality addition to your cold-weather workwear. A contemporary, A-Line-shaped knit, boasting our new, Pure Wool & Alpaca yarn, this great-looking, great-feeling knit is a stylish, smart investment for your wardrobe.

WoolOvers Womens Alpaca Mix Boatneck Sweater


And if you like to stay warm and cosy when you’re out and about on the weekend, our Alpaca-blend scarf, gloves and hat set is a great shout! Oh-so-soft, oh-so-warm and available in three fantastic, autumnal colors, you definitely need this superb, chilly-day set in your life!

WoolOvers Wool & Alpaca Blend Scarf, Hat and Gloves


So, if you’re looking to update your knitwear collection in time for the cold setting in, make sure you take a look at our new Alpaca-blend styles, and get your favorites whilst stocks last!

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