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Know Your Fibre, Alpaca, Sandnes Garn, Alpakka, Alpakka Ull, Qing, Melted Baby Suri, Sustainibility

Know Your Fibre – Alpaca

Remarkable for its softness alpaca is one of those fibres that feels incredibly luxurious to knit and to wear. Over the last 10 years it has gained popularity amongst knitters and yarn producers as an equally soft but more sustainable alternative to cashmere. ©  Mother Nature Network History: Alpaca is part of the family of Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Gotland, Hinterland, Life in The Long Grass

Know Your Sheep – Gotland

Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the fleece produced by different breeds of sheep is a good way to understand what to look for when buying wool for a new project. Depending Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Wensleydale

Know Your Sheep – Wensleydale Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

Know Your Sheep, Jacobs

Know Your Sheep – The Jacob Sheep

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…

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Know Your Sheep – The Bluefaced Leceister

Many elements should be taken into account when assessing the quality of a yarn and the most important of all is of course the fleece it is made from. Fleece – or wool – varies from one breed of sheep to another, carrying specific structural elements that impact the softness, strength and drape of the yarn. Knowing about the Read the full article…