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Hand Dyed Yarn Double Knitting - Hand Painted Wool 
The softness of Alpaca combines with the strength of wool to create this fabulous yarn that you will love to knit or crochet with again and again. Hand painted dying means that the colours do not pool as much as some other hand dyed yarns.

Unit: 1x50g Hank 

Fibre: 50% Alpaca (Superfine)/50% Wool (Peruvian Highland Wool) 
Tension: 22 sts in 30 rows in 10cm 
Needles: 4mm/US 6/UK 8 
Length: 100 ms/109 yds in 50gms 

Washing: Hand wash only, dry flat, do not iron, do not dry clean 
We recommend "Soak" for all wool and yarn hand washing

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Reviewed by artisanjan
artisanjan bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
01/12/2015 - 10:14:42 AM
Hand painted Alpaca
I have completed one and started a second garment with 2 different colours of this yarn. It crochets beautifully in treble on 4.5 mm hook to give a firm, substantial fabric. The colouring in the treble crochet becomes lovely pools of colour rather than stripes as in knitted items. It reminds me of an impressionist painting. I would love to put a picture of it on here so you can see how fabulously it works. It is well worth the money!
Reviewed by Raggiecatknitter
26/10/2015 - 01:41:41 PM
Gorgeous colour!
I bought this yarn to knit Leah, it's added to my stash and is yet another garment that I am itching to get started. It feels lovely and is such a beautiful colour and so economical too!!
Reviewed by AnnaH
14/10/2015 - 12:32:49 AM
Luxurious
I bought this yarn to knit the Madison shawl. The yarn is soft and springy and quite dense and it knits beautifully into a firm fabric. I find endless pleasure in watching the different colours appear on the needles; it's so much more enjoyable than knitting with the same colour all of the time.

My colour choice was Peacock Feather - a subtle blend of colours, which is quite unusual for me - but I am pleased with the overall effect.

Reviewed by AnnaH
14/10/2015 - 12:32:48 AM
Luxurious
I bought this yarn to knit the Madison shawl. The yarn is soft and springy and quite dense and it knits beautifully into a firm fabric. I find endless pleasure in watching the different colours appear on the needles; it's so much more enjoyable than knitting with the same colour all of the time.

My colour choice was Peacock Feather - a subtle blend of colours, which is quite unusual for me - but I am pleased with the overall effect.

Reviewed by AnnaH
14/10/2015 - 12:32:48 AM
Luxurious
I bought this yarn to knit the Madison shawl. The yarn is soft and springy and quite dense and it knits beautifully into a firm fabric. I find endless pleasure in watching the different colours appear on the needles; it's so much more enjoyable than knitting with the same colour all of the time.

My colour choice was Peacock Feather - a subtle blend of colours, which is quite unusual for me - but I am pleased with the overall effect.

Reviewed by karenwhitt
karenwhitt bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
13/10/2015 - 10:57:20 AM
Hippy Chic - luxury at a great price!
I saw the pattern for the Madison shawl in a knitting magazine and knew that this would be a perfect Autumn and Winter cover up. I spent ages deliberating on which colourway to use before settling on Hippy Chic. I ordered the yarn and it arrived well packaged and very quickly.

This yarn is heavenly to work with. The skeins unwind without any tangling into neat balls to work from. I use Knit Pro wooden needles as I find them so comfortable to work with and this yarn glides easily over the needles. It is soft textured and knits up rapidly and evenly. The colour variations are subtle and give a fabulous look to the shawl.

I have just a bit of edging to finish off and am looking forward to wearing this shawl now that the days are getting a bit cooler.

Highly recommended and I will definitely be ordering more soon.
Reviewed by duckwoman
duckwoman bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
12/10/2015 - 08:15:31 PM
Sea Serpent
This was my first order and I am very pleased with this yarn. The colours are beautiful, and the yarn is soft and thicker than I thought it would be.
The service and delivery is very good so I hope to use Artenso again.
Reviewed by dawnyfox@gmail.com
dawnyfox@gmail.com bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
12/10/2015 - 06:25:10 PM
Soft & Beautiful
I purchased this yarn to knit a prayer shawl for my neighbour. The texture is soft & very beautiful & the colours are just gorgeous! The shawl is knitting up beautifully too.
I would certainly recommend this product.
Reviewed by helenfawcett
helenfawcett bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
25/08/2015 - 10:09:02 AM
Lovely yarn
Bought this to make a beanie for son2- it is lovely to work with, and creates a lovely texture for a the beanie. Amazing colours too!
Reviewed by Cambra
Cambra bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
22/08/2015 - 06:33:07 PM
Excellent delivery
I have ordered from Artesano a couple of times now and the service has been very good. The delivery has been excellent, quick and I have been able to track my package almost to the door, so I know when to expect it. Thank you.
Reviewed by daisylife
19/08/2015 - 06:56:56 PM
Beautifully soft
I love this yarn and its subtle variation in colour. I have three hanks of 'prairie'. The only downside is that it comes as a skein and you have to roll it into a ball yourself to start knitting with it.
Reviewed by Pamela
19/08/2015 - 06:39:20 PM
Pam Robertshaw
This yarn is gorgeous and very soft, I have bought 10 hanks of the shade ez92 - Fairground, and it is knitting up beautifully and the colours are vibrant. It seems thicker than usual for DK but that isn't a disadvantage at all. The customer service was very friendly and helpful - and delivery was quick. Ten out of Ten for product and service - thank you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reviewed by cherub
cherub bought "DK-Hand-Painted-Alpaca-Blend Yarn" on our website
15/08/2015 - 11:47:46 AM
Absolutely outstanding yarn
The colours of the Hippy Chic are amazing. This is one of the most beautiful yarns I've seen and I've seen many, my stash will vouch for that. I'm about to order a different colourway now. Thanks, Artesano, for fantastic yarns and colour mixes.
Reviewed by andreaj
15/07/2015 - 08:52:39 AM
Hand painted dk yarn
Stunning yarn , soft and easy to work, creates a beautiful effect, I'm using for occasional stripes in a large granny stripe afghan blanket