Natural alpaca & merino Rare Essentials 8ply and cocoon DK knitting yarn

The Rare Yarns Company

Rare Essentials 8ply


Our 8 ply or double knit yarns are soft and luxurious, with a colour palette designed to mix and match and a colour to suit everyone. Check out our knitting patterns onsite or use your own favourites.

Rare Essentials 8 ply began as a mix of 70% merino, 15 % alpaca, 7.5% mohair and 7.5% silk. A beautiful yarn both enjoyable to knit and lovely to wear.

We then tried a blend of 80% alpaca and 20% merino in the 8ply and found this to be equally lovely to work with. We decided to continue with new 8 ply yarns in this blend as it was a similar mix to our boucle & brushed yarns and all our Rare Earth yarn types.

Currently we have a mix of blends.

The grape, amethyst, jade, and sapphire 8 ply are still the original blend.
The lapis, turquoise, cherry, persimmon, cerise, raspberry, cranberry & charcoal 8 ply are 80% alpaca & 20 % merino.

New 8 ply yarn runs will be 80% alpaca & 20% merino.



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