Alpaca Yarn
Alpaca Farms - Martha's Vineyard

You are likely here because you know about the benefits of alpaca yarn and are looking for a great place to buy some.

Visit the Island Alpaca Company on Martha's Vineyard to see yarn from their spring shearing.

Island Alpaca Company offers both "home grown" yarn as well as a 50/50 mix yarn imported from Peru.

The home grown yarn is spun at a mini-mill using only environmentally safe products. The process dramatically increases the comfort of the yarn and optimizes the overall quality of the yarn. As the yarn is home-grown, each skein is labeled with the name and a photograph of the specific alpaca that created the yarn !

Available colors include:

  • Fawn: From 100% Island Alpaca using the fleece of Island Alpaca "Desni"
  • Ivory: From 100% Island Alpaca using the fleece of Island Alpaca "Marle"
  • Charcoal-tweed: From 80% Island Alpaca using the fleece of Island Alpaca "Zora"
  • Brown: From 80% Island Alpaca using the fleece of Island Alpaca herdmates "Carlie Rose", "Kristina" and "Mustang Sally"


In case you are not familiar with the benefits and history of alpaca yarn...

Alpaca are native to the South American Andes Mountains. For years, their precious fleece was worn only by the royalty of the Incan civilization.

Alpaca fiber is comparable to cashmere in softness and stronger than wool. It is a unique, hollow core fiber that is extremely light yet strong.

Alpaca produce over 20 natural color shades of fiber...22 colors that are recognized by the textile industry.

Alpaca are NOT harmed to obtain their fiber. They are simply sheared, much like sheep, each year. They are much cooler in warm weather when their fiber is removed.

Alpaca fiber can be dyed with natural or synthetic dyes.

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