HAPPY VALLEY - 100% Baby Alpaca - DK - 100g

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HAPPY VALLEY is a magical, woodland garden in Stenness, not far from Maes Howe and the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney. This peaceful paradise was created over many years, by Edwin Harrold

I have chosen to pick out the purple hues of the Bluebells and the pale undergrowth under the trees. Happy Valley is half palest green and half purply/blue with a bit of pale turquoise.

Hand dyed by Knit Orkney.

This is a super squishy, sumptuously soft and luxuriously soft alpaca in a standard DK weight. Incredibly soft and warm and the fibres are hypoallergenic, as they are lanolin-free. Alpaca is a hollow fibre which has excellent insulation properties meaning it can retain more heat, making it 3 times the warmth of sheep’s wool. It is smooth and silky to touch, to work with this yarn is heavenly.

Composition: 100% Baby Alpaca, 

Count: 4/9nm

Meterage: 225m (246 yds) per 100g

Tension: 22 sts x 28 rows, in 10cm (4 in), over st st using 4mm needles

Yarn Weight: DK

Hank Size: 100g

Origin: Peru

Care Instructions: Hand wash using a wool detergent ideally below 30⁰C, avoid wringing and twisting. Dry flat, do not sun dry, spin or tumble dry.


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