Big, strong, and super-soft! These are BIG, beautiful skeins of 2-ply, medium brown/white-colored yarn grown by our alpacas, Augusta and Delilah.
We are not breeders -- this yarn is 100% Northern New York grown by beloved, rescued alpacas at Better Farm, a sustainability campus, artist colony, organic farm and animal sanctuary in Redwood, NY. We provide a safe haven for farm animals who have suffered abuse and neglect. Our seven alpacas — Inez, Buffalo, Frankie Blue Eyes, Zappa, Vega, Delilah, and Augusta — get sheared annually as part of our herd health maintenance to ensure they're comfortable throughout the summer months. Sale of their gorgeous fiber defrays costs for the animals' care, including veterinary care, food, upgrades to their paddocks and barns, and extra treats (we love to spoil all our animal friends!).
Like all alpacas, our animals' fiber is hypoallergenic, lanolin free and very warm. The fiber is custom-spun at a nearby, independent processor.
Care: Handwash in cool water without too much agitation.
For more information about Better Farm and the work we do, visit www.betterfarm.org.
Each skein is approximately 200 yards and right around 4 ounces.
Please note that, due to differences in device screen resolution, the actual color may vary slightly from the photograph.