Fine and soft with a delightful little halo, Caia is a yarn with gorgeous drape and gloss. The pure baby alpaca fibre is sourced from a single flock in Somerset, just south of Bristol, and is spun in the UK. It's then hand-dyed in deep, rich colours with shades that flow into each other.
'Hipplolyta' is named for the queen of the Amazons – a tribe of warrior women. The colour blends dark greyish teal with occasional lavender tints, with a vibrant, slightly acidic spring-green.
The yarn is a very light 4-ply / fingering weight, worsted-spun with low twist for softness and drape. It's utterly perfect for warm, soft shawls and elegant, flowing garments where little structure is needed.
100% pure British baby alpaca
50 g (1.75 oz) / 230 m (250 yd) per skein
2.5–3.25 mm needles / US size 1–3
Hand-wash only, and lay finished items flat to dry.