If you knit, crochet, spin or needlefelt and you’re ready to try a different fibre than sheep’s wool or acrylic yarn, consider alpaca yarn!
Alpaca yarn has a natural sheen and is perfect for patterns that are designed with drape, as well as anything made to be worn next to the skin. Our alpaca yarn is kettle dyed onsite using low impact dyes to keep our alpaca yarn as natural and environmentally friendly as possible.
We recommend that alpaca yarn is knit with wooden or bamboo needles because it’s a more slippery fibre. The needles will grip the yarn and make it easier to knit. Just about any crochet hook will do.
Alpaca Time’s alpaca yarn is sorted by Grist, a measurement of the weight and density of yarn. The grist number corresponds with the yarn logo number on the back of any yarn label.
Grist 0: Lace
Grist 1: Fingering
Grist 2: Sport
Grist 3: DK
Grist 4: Worsted
Grist 5: Chunky
Grist 6: Bulky
Grist 7: Super Bulky
Alpaca Time also has six original knitting kits available – two scarves, three shawls and a cowl.