Monday, 24 August 2015

Launching BritYarn's New Autumn and Winter Yarns 2015

As much as I hate to say this but the cooler months of Autumn and Winter are just around the corner.  So that you could start your winter planning nice and early I want to introduce BritYarn's new Aran, Chunky and Super Chunky yarns.

The first three yarns are from Chilla Valley Alpacas.  All of the fleece used in the making of these yarns comes from Alpaca and sheep who live on Chilla Valley Alpacas farm in Devon.  The fleece travels a short distance to Cornwall to be worsted spun into this wonderfully soft yarn.  

The first is made from 100% alpaca and is an Aran weight yarn.  This is available in two natural shades Fawn and Natural. 
100% Alpaca Aran yarn

have two additional natural shades which have been blended with 30% Shetland Lambswool to produce Mist and Storm Cloud.  The storm cloud looks a bit brown here but it is a true grey.

70% Alpaca 30% Shetland Lambswool
Mist and Storm Cloud Aran
The third yarn from Chilla Valley Alpacas is a Chunky weight yarn and like the Aran above is a blend of 70% Alpaca and 30% Shetland Lambswool.  When I saw this yarn I immediately thought of warm winter hats like Lapsang, made using just one 100g skein of Alpaca yarn.  We currently have this in Storm Cloud (grey) but in a few weeks we will be receiving Devon Fudge and Mist.

Swatch in the Chunky Devon Fudge

The last yarn I want to introduce is from a name you will recognise - Erika Knight.   
Erika Knight Maxi Wool

This is Maxi Wool, a 100% British Super Chunky yarn spun in West Yorkshire.  This yarn has been steamed twice while being processed which has created a luxurious and voluminous yarn.  

Erika Knight Maxi Wool Swatch

All these yarns are available in the shop now along with our other Aran and Chunky yarns.  I can't wait to see what you make!

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