This Friday we are delighted to be adding a brand new base to our family! Meet Floof, a super-soft, floofy DK-weight yarn.
Floof is an unusual yarn in that it is spun using baby alpaca fibres, but knits up just like a merino yarn. Usually alpaca yarns stretch easily out of shape after being knit up and blocked; however, this yarn has been developed using an acrylic core that is heat treated to trap the alpaca fibres and hold them in place. So, this yarn won't stretch, and is less likely to pill or to shed. It's a versatile yarn that can be used as a substitute for merino yarns (yay!).
I've been using this base for a new design and I'm tremendously pleased with its ability to hold stitch definition yet remain incredibly soft and drapey (just like merino). It's a dream yarn and I'm so happy we have it!
Our Floof DK will be heading in to the shop this Friday 26th Feb, hope to see you there!