ALPACA: most of the wool used is 4ply and supplied by our own herd, usually cria fleece (baby alpaca), which is spun at a mini mill in the UK. Alpaca is incredibly soft, silky and light. It will keep baby warm in the coldest weather and cool in the warmest – it has excellent thermal properties and is light and non-allergenic to delicate skin. Alpaca does not contain lanolin or any other oil, nor finishing substance, but is incredibly strong and hard wearing. These garments will hand down for generations and get softer as the years pass! There are over 22 different natural shades, but we use mainly white, cream or champagne. White alpaca can be dyed successfully, you will find some delicate pastel shades have been used for some of the garments for sale. It is suggested that each garment is washed by hand. A care card will be provided, with all orders of individual garments or wool, and tips on knitting successfully with this very special wool.
SHETLAND: famous for its cobweb and lace plys of startlingly soft British wool, Shetland wool features in some of our tiny baby designs and is delightful when made into christening gowns and shawls.
PURE BABY WOOL: Patons pure new baby wool – famous for decades in baby knitting. A great many of our baby designs are available in this option at a fraction of the cost of alpaca or cashmere, contact us for details
VINTAGE WOOLS AND YARNS: When using vintage wool it is advisable to use old needles and patterns as new equivalents are slightly different. Most notably differences occur in the ply. Vintage 3ply wool is nearer to modern 4ply and old 2ply is similar to modern 3ply.
Always work a tension square before starting pattern.
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