100% Baby Alpaca DK/Worsted Weight Yarn



Herriot by Juniper Moon Farms is unbelievably soft, sqishy, and warm.

In the words of Susan Gibbs, owner of Juniper Moon Farm: “Herriot…started as a crazy idea, a dream, a “what if.” An idea so unlikely to become reality that I very nearly didn’t dare to suggest it. See, I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done before, to create a 100% Baby Alpaca yarn in 10 all-natural colors, and to pair it with a colorwork book. Boy, am I ever glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone!”

Ravelry users say this is not the best yarn for hats and fitted garments, because 100% alpaca has a tendency to stretch over time.  Knitters also report that this yarn seems like more of a DK weight yarn, so after swatching, you may decide to got to a slightly smaller needle.  The first two colors are all-natural and the rest of the colors are dyed heathers with a marled effect.

  • 100% Baby Alpaca
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Approximately 218 yards per 100 grams
  • Gauge: 4.75 – 5 sts per inch on a US 7 needle
  • Suggested Needles: 7
  • Suggested Hook: 4.5mm (Size 7) 
  • Packaged as twisted hanks – will need to be wound
  • Made in Peru
  • Suggested Uses:  Scarves, Cowls, Ponchos, Wraps, Throws, Blankets

Hand Wash, No Bleach, Dry Flat, Do Not Tumble Dry, Do not Iron

Do Not Wring or Twist


Colors Available in our Shop:

Please Note:  We are a local yarn shop (LYS) with less than five employees. Our inventory is currently managed by hand. If for any reason we don’t have the yarn you have ordered, we will contact you on the next business day to arrange either a refund or an updated ship date.  Thank you!

Walnut Color 4

Ghost Fern Color 1005

Black River Stone Color 1001

Moss Color 1006

Mountains Majesty Color 1007


Pink Color 1018 Herriot

Pink Color 1018

Be Bold Color 1021 Herriot

Be Bold Color 1021

Arabian Color 1025

Classic Blue Color 1028



Additional information

Weight .22 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 2 x 2 in

Walnut-Color 4, Ghost Fern-Color 5, Black River Stone-Color 1001, Moss-Color 1006, Mountains Majesty-Color 1007, Pink-Color 1018, Be Bold-Color 1021, Arabian-Color 1025, Classic Blue-Color 1028


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