Harvest Alpaca/Shetland 2015
Worsted Weight 2-ply
70% Alpaca, 30% Shetland Wool, both from Rockin’ Stockin’s Farm near Tofield, AB
Lofty, lightweight, and warm, Harvest is our cornerstone yarn, perfect for a large variety of projects including hats, mittens, sweaters, and slippers.
Like all our woolen spun yarns, Harvest is washed, carded, and spun at the Custom Woolen Mills in Carstairs, Alberta on industrial revolution era mill equipment.
Shetland wool is known for its wide variety of natural colours, and for its surprising softness and durability. Despite its rustic look and feel, it is not itchy, and is comfortable to wear. Because of its natural drape and lightness, Shetland yarn is excellent for lace projects and Fair Isle colour work.
Because Shetland and Alpaca are denser and less lofty than other fibres, this yarn is a slightly lighter weight than our other breeds of Harvest. It knits up closer to a standard worsted weight yarn rather than the heavy worsted/aran weight of our other yarns.