Mmmm…Alpaca

We’re very fortunate here in the Willamette Valley to be surrounded by fiber animals. From heritage sheep breeders to alpaca and Angora, there’s a flurry of fleeces at our disposal.  We are lucky to have some of that local fiber

When it comes to yarn, Stash loves to support  small local companies who have a high quality product that shows the love that was put into it. That’s just what we found in Caress Luxury Yarns from Ingrid Reimers. Ingrid searches Oregon looking for the highest quality alpaca to blend into her luxurious yarns. Hand-dyed in small batches, the colors are soft yet saturated.

I couldn’t resist the lure of the 100% Royal Baby Alpaca. At just 100 yards per skein, you may wonder what can be done. Ingrid thoughtfully came up with an answer: a free pattern for these sweet fingerless mitts!

Mine knit up almost effortlessly over the course of a weekend. The yarn was heavenly, and seemed to get even softer as it was knit.

We also have the new fingering weight Petite Skeins in an alpaca/merino/nylon blend. At 120 yards per skein, they’re perfect for color work projects like gloves, hats, and striped shawls.

What colors would you pair together?

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