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Alpaca Yarn

Top Eccles Alpaca Yarn

(natural undyed yarn from the Peak District)

We are chuffed to bits with our first alpaca yarn spun for us by the lovely people of Griffiths Mill at Sudbury near Ashbourne. We diligently saved up 5 years, worth of fleece from our boys and it was worth waiting for. My mum has already knitted me a scarf and from first-hand experience I can say from someone who suffers from woolly itches it is FABULOUS!

Colour wise we think Hercule’s is Ambrosia, while Horatio’s is more Champagne….

Our 2ply natural undyed yarn (on the right) from Hercules and Horatio was taken from their first fleece and is the finest we produce. Luxuriously soft this yarn can be crocheted or hand knitted to make beautiful lace shawls, scarves and baby clothes. We have limited stock and when its gone its gone. Unless of course we get more alpacas!

  • Fibre: 100% Pure Baby Alpaca from Hercules and Horatio
  • Meters: c.310m/50g Skein
  • Tension/Gauge Stitches: 32
  • Tension/Gauge Rows: 36
  • Recommended Knitting Needles: UK-13; US-1; mm – 2 ¼
  • Care: Hand wash only. Dry Flat.



Horatio has supplied us with a beautiful natural lightweight, incredibly soft double knitting yarn (seen on the left). This yarn makes beautiful cardigans, shawls, scarves, socks and gloves.

  • Fibre: 100% Pure Alpaca from Horatio
  • Meters: c.190m/100g skein
  • Tension/Gauge Stitches: 24
  • Tension/Gauge Rows: 28
  • Recommended Knitting Needles: UK-8; US-6; mm – 4.
  • Care: Hand wash only. Dry Flat.


Hercules has supplied a beautiful natural white 4 ply yarn (second from left) that can be used for hand-knitting or crochet using a standard 4 ply knitting pattern.

Fibre: 100% Pure Alpaca from Hercules

Meters: c.340m/100g skein

Tension/Gauge Stitches: 28


Tension/Gauge Rows: 32

Recommended Knitting Needles: UK-10; US-3; mm – 3 ¼

Care: Hand wash only. Dry Flat.


Postage and Packing in the UK

  • Royal Mail ‘Signed For’ 2nd Class Delivery £4.00 Flat Rate
  • Postage and Packing Overseas
  • Royal Mail Parcel Force Worldwide ‘Express 48hrs’ £12.10 Flat Rate


If you would like to make an order and we’d love you to then please call us on 0774657006 or email us at topecclesfarm@btinternet.com with your requirements.

You can also buy our lovely yarn at Wiseheart Studio - 10 Canal Street, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, SK23 7LS Tel: +44(0)1663 733599