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Town End Yarns

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Town End Yarns produce luxurious knitting wools in beautiful colours and from natural fibres.  Although now retired from breeding alpacas in the Lake District, they still use their knowledge of alpaca fibre to make a variety of alpaca blend yarns.  They love fleece and are fascinated by the different characteristics of British sheep – they select the finest, softest fibres for their yarns.

Cumbria Alpaca sock

‘Cumbria’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is their own blend of 47% British alpaca, 43% Blue Faced Leicester wool and 10% nylon.

This yarn knits to Sock, Fingering weight or light 4 ply knitting patterns, (but always knit a tension swatch). 

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Fibre:  47% alpaca, 43%Blueface Leicester, 10% nylon

Weight:  100g

Length:  400m

Care:  Cool Handwash

‘Poldale DK ‘ is a pure wool DK weight knitting yarn produced by Wooltops.  The wool comes from Falklands Corriedale sheep which have been crossed with Polwarth sheep to make the wool softer.  The yarn has been plied to produce an even, rounded knitting wool.  This yarn is suitable for garments and accessories.

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Fibre:  100% Falkland wool

Weight:  100g

Length:  250m

Care:  Cold Handwash

‘Somerset’ is an alpaca and wool sock yarn.  It is their own blend of 50% British alpaca with 50% soft, fine Bluefaced Leicester wool.

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Fibre:  50% alpaca, 50%Blueface Leicester

Weight:  100g

Length:  400m

Care:  Cool Handwash

‘Westmorland Worsted’ is an alpaca and wool yarn.  It is their own blend of 50% British alpaca with 50% soft, fine Blue Faced Leicester wool.

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Fibre:  50% alpaca, 50%Blueface Leicester

Weight:  100g

Length:  200m

Care:  Cool Handwash

Please bear in mind that these photos were taken on a smartphone and may not be a true representation of their colour.

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