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VT Baby Alpaca/Merino Wool Yarn

Sale price$45.00






2-ply “Baby” 330 yds/2oz. Combed

50% Vermont Wayfarer Farm Baby Alpaca/ 50% Mountain Merino® Wool

The baby alpaca for this program comes from local Fayston Vermont based Wayfarer Farm and combines with merino wool from Mountain Meadow Wool. Both are family owned businesses and the quality of this yarn excellent.

Initial handknitting tests of this yarn confirmed that this is suitable for hand knitting.

  • Fabulous tensile strength with great elasticity (maintains structure when stretched)

  • In needle sizes 1 - 3 it knits pretty opaque so it’s a great candidate for socks, hats, gloves

  • In needle sizes 4 - 6 it knits up more translucent but holds it’s shape well and would be great for all season lightweight sweaters

  • Good size for stranded colorwork such as Fairisle patterns.

After washing and blocking it was found that the number of rows per inch will increase a bit. The stitches per inch remain essentially the same as before washing. So , we found that washing tightens up the stitch tension vertically more than horizontally. Stockinette stitch was used for the test samples.

At this time we have Mocha Rose Grey and Grey Fusion colors in stock. These are not "dyed", this is the natural color of the alpaca.

Photos include examples of this yarn knit in a sweater (Mocha Rose Grey with Ivory) and a hat (Mocha Rose Grey with Grey Fusion).

Vermont Alpaca Project

1.74 oz/50g; 330 yds/300m

Super Fine, two-ply

50% Vermont Alpaca/ 50% Merino


st/s Stitch/stitches (Horizontal)

row/s Rows (Vertical)

St st Stocking stitch

mm Millimeter


Stocking Stitch over 4”/10cm

To save time, take time to check gauge

Single Strand

Needle Size Stitches Rows
US1&2 (2.25/2.74mm) 32sts 42 r
US 3 (3.25mm) 30sts 38 r
US 4 (3.5mm) 28sts 36r
US 5 (3.75mm) 25sts 32r
US 6 (4mm) 24sts 32r

Double Strand

Needle Size Stitches Rows
US 4 & 5 (3.5mm) 23sts 31r
US 6 (4mm) 22sts 30r
US 7 (4.5mm) 20sts 26r
US 8 (5mm) 19sts 22r
US 9 (5.5mm) 17sts 22r

Triple Strand

Needle Size Stitches Rows
US 9 (5.5mm) 16sts 20r
VT Baby Alpaca/Merino Wool Yarn
VT Baby Alpaca/Merino Wool Yarn Sale price$45.00