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UK Alpaca UK Ltd

Lowena

UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« on: June 11, 2022, 09:36:36 AM »
The above company at Tiverton Devon have some new, beautifully coloured sock wool in. It's so lovely I was tempted even though I couldn't knit a sock to save my kidney  :D
I get e mails from them as I've used them and love their alpacas 
 :loveit: so I thought I'd give a heads up
« Last Edit: June 11, 2022, 10:05:31 AM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

BrendaP

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 09:48:15 AM »
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

BrendaP

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2022, 09:55:03 AM »
Pricy though.  A ball of sock yarn costs the same as a pair of ready knitted socks in what looks to be much the same yarn.  :thinking:
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Lowena

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2022, 10:06:40 AM »
I thought people knitted because they enjoyed it, not to save money
Triumph of hope over experience :D

coffeeandcake

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2022, 17:02:38 PM »
I thought people knitted because they enjoyed it, not to save money

Exactly. Much like many things we do craftwise.
Thank you for the info tho. One of my neighbours has Alpacas one field over from me. Interesting animals.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2022, 17:04:57 PM by coffeeandcake »

Celia

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2022, 08:34:47 AM »
They are beautiful but a bit pricey

@Lowena you are of course right and I still might be tempted, I have actually bought some of their alpaca in the past, they used to exhibit at some of the show I worked at.

This is my fav https://www.ukalpaca.com/shop/4-ply-knitting-yarns/4-ply-sock-yarn/superfine-alpaca-nylon-4-ply-sock-yarn/ of course it is the most expensive  :laughing:

I love the fact that it is all UK alpacas. I am trying to buy more UK wool but love the Drops yarn by Garnstudios

Ohsewsimple

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2022, 12:34:15 PM »


This is my fav https://www.ukalpaca.com/shop/4-ply-knitting-yarns/4-ply-sock-yarn/superfine-alpaca-nylon-4-ply-sock-yarn/ of course it is the most expensive  :laughing:

Of course !  You recognise quality @Celia.   :) I can pretty much always recognise the most expensive fabric.  I always gravitate towards the stuff.  It’s like it is pulling me in.   :laughing:

Diane

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2022, 11:12:10 AM »
That's some lovely wool @Celia Good job i'm not very good at knitting socks otherwise i'd be buying some of this.
I’m a fabricholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the fabric store.

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maliw

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2022, 20:57:32 PM »
Fabulous colours, I've knitted all sorts but never tried socks. :thinking:
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

LeilaMay

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2022, 21:05:20 PM »
Sock yarns make great shawls  :)

sewminds

Re: UK Alpaca UK Ltd
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2022, 02:01:08 AM »
@LeilaMay They do, and better chance at not shrinking. If anything, some would tend to go the other way, grow in size.
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