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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

‘Morecambe’ is a British Blue Faced Leicester & Alpaca DK wool.  The Blue Faced Leicester wool comes from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and has been carefully graded on the farm.  This wool has been blended with British grown alpaca and spun in Yorkshire to produce a soft, springy double knitting yarn. Click here for shades

Fibre:  70% Bluefaced Leicester, 30% Alpaca

Weight:  50g

Length:  125m

Care:  Cold 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

‘Whitbarrow’ is alpaca combined with merino wool and silk to produce a fingering knitting yarn in an exclusive blend which has been spun in the UK.  This luxurious Fingering weight knitting wool is a blend of 45% Peruvian baby alpaca, 35% superfine, organic Falklands Merino wool and 20% Mulberry silk. Whitbarrow Alpaca fingering yarn has been dyed in the Scottish Borders in a wide range of solid colours.

This yarn is super-soft and is ideal for knitting shawls, scarves.  It is light-weight yet cozy and is great for knitting tops that you will wear next to your skin.

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Fibre:  70% Alpaca, 20% cashmere, 20% silk

Weight:  100g

Length:  400m

Care:  Cold Handwash

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