Baby Camel yarn

Baby camel yarn comes from from the soft, warm undercoat of the two-humped Bactrian camel, which lives in cold climates like Mongolia.

The coat can grow thick and fast, but the yarn is spun from the downy fiber on the camel’s underbelly, which the camels naturally shed in the spring.

Camel down is amazingly lightweight, super soft, lustrous, and warm, and blooms beautifully after washing. As far as fineness rating goes, measured in microns, baby camel yarn can be a similar micron count to cashmere.

The Perran Yarns range includes a silk/baby camel blend yarn called Tranquil in both 4ply and lace weights.

Bactrian Camel
Beautiful soft yarn, as always. The colours are stunning, postage so prompt too. Great seller.

Silk baby camel yarn kits

Our Tidal Wrap has been designed to give the feel of ripples on the beach after the tide has gone out.

It uses one skein of Lace Tranquil yarn,  taking full advantage of the yarn’s drape and sheen. The yarn may be substituted with any standard 2ply laceweight yarn with 800metres per 100grams. The design works best using a silk or tencel blend yarn to give the optimum drape.

The pattern incorporates a pretty zigzag lace stitch with garter stitch borders, and is suitable for intermediate  level knitters.

Our knit kit includes a printed copy of the pattern together with the yarn, which is available in a variety of beautiful hand-dyed colourways.

The Tidal Wrap pattern can also be bought by itself from my Etsy shop.

Our Tehidy Shawl was inspired by walks through our local Tehidy Wood here in Cornwall, when I found a crochet stitch that looked like little trees!

The design uses one skein of 4plyTranquil yarn,  taking full advantage of the yarn’s drape and sheen. The yarn may be substituted with any standard 4ply yarn with 400metres per 100grams. The design works best using a silk or tencel blend yarn to give the optimum drape.

The pattern incorporates one pattern repeat throughout, and is suitable for intermediate  level crocheters. Increases are worked on one side only, resulting in an asymmetrical triangle shape,

Our crochet kit includes a printed copy of the pattern together with the yarn, which is available in a variety of beautiful hand-dyed colourways.

The Tehidy Shawl pattern can also be bought by itself from my Etsy shop.

Hand dyed colourways

We hand dye a wide range of repeatable colourways, together with a regular selection of limited edition shades.

Take a look at our shop to see the colours currently available, or contact us if you’d like something specific.