Even more luxury: new animals, yarns & blends

This month heralds a new range of luxury for knitters and textile artists. We are delighted to announce new developments in knitalpaca: not only do we continue to grow and produce soft, luxurious yarns in Australian alpaca and alpaca blends, but we have extended our range to include other luxury natural fibres and blends—all made in Australia.

Fibre for these unique knitalpaca yarns comes from dedicated growers of huacaya and suri alpaca, merino and angora goats. These fibre farmers, and the people who wash, prepare and spin the yarns at our mill, are passionate about bringing real luxury yarns to knitters and textile craftspeople, and to developing world class products which are grown and entirely produced in this country.

And if you are in the vicinity you can now visit our factory shop to see and feel these lovely creations for yourself. visit the knitalpaca factory shop at 21 Virginia Street, Mornington, Victoria.


New and exciting blends

Over past months, we have been working closely with the specialists who process our alpaca fibre and turn it into yarn. Not content with just producing beautifully soft, natural coloured alpaca yarns, we have been working on small quantities of special blends and new ways of introducing colour into our yarns.

The results are most exciting: new blends of alpaca ‘with a twist’ of fine merino are producing wonderful subtle colours (see our Yarns page) which still retain the unique feel of alpaca.

Now, in order to be more ecologically advanced, we have developed another new yarn: the lovely ‘Salvation’, which uses huacaya alpaca fibre mixed with reclaimed, previously spun yarns to create new texture and highlights.

All new yarns are individually created in small batches – enough for one or two jumpers, as well as a few scarves. But each batch is subtly unique.


Give the Gift of Luxury

You can give a wonderful gift this season to your friends and family members who may enjoy knitting.

Yarn, kits, or a gift voucher can be sent to you or direct to your recipient with a knitalpaca gift card enclosed.

Knit Kits

Beautifully presented in clear containers, knitalpaca Knit Kits include designs from simple scarves and wraps to luxurious jumpers, tops, and even home furnishings. Kits come with Australian alpaca yarns, easy to follow instructions and all the little extras needed to complete the pattern. Have a look at the Knit Kits page. Prices range from $32.00.

Yarn Club

How about treating a friend to a three month membership of the knitalpaca Yarn Club? Each month Yarn Club members receive a pack with at least 100g of yarn, a monthly newsletter and ideas for using alpaca yarns. A great way to try out some alpaca yarns. Read more about the Yarn Club below. Price $55.

Gift Vouchers

We have knitalpaca Gift Vouchers which can be mailed to you or direct to your recipient. They have no expiry and can be used for any of our products. Order from the Gifts page. Vouchers are available for $20, $30, $50 or $100.


knitalpaca yarn club

Yarn Club

Are you new to alpaca yarns and don’t want to commit yourself to a large project?

Want to try some yarns before deciding on a project?

Would you like to give the gift of luxury to a friend?

Our knitalpaca Yarn Club may be just what you’re looking for. Sign up, and each month for three months, we will send you:

  • two balls of luxurious knitalpaca yarn (100 grams or more)
  • ideas and patterns which are suitable for the yarns
  • our ‘Knit, Kit & Caboodle’ newsletter – each month

At just $55 for three months (that’s less than the price of the yarns) it’s a good way to check out what’s available from knitalpaca.

And for the period of membership you’re entitled to a special 15% discount off the purchase of extra yarns.

To join the knitalpaca yarn club:

  • look for the Yarn Club product on the Yarns page
  • click the ‘Add to basket’ box as you would any other product, and complete the order
  • in the “Messages” section of the checkout page, indicate your natural colour preferences – dark or light; browns & creams; blacks & greys etc.

When we receive your order we will send an invoice and the first of your monthly packages. And we will cover the costs of postage and handling – it’ll be removed from the invoice that we send.