Free Shipping Coupon

Use coupon code FREE-SHIP to get free shipping to all US addresses through May 8. We’re expecting more yarn to arrive from the mill soon and our dye pots will be busy.  And we just finished shearing, so we have a lot more of our beautiful alpaca fiber to send to the mill. This is a great incentive for us to offer you a chance to save a little when you purchase our Vermont-grown, farm-dyed alpaca yarns. Don’t forget we … Read More

Summer Buy Local Market

Snowshoe Farm will be participating in the Summer Buy Local Market on the Vermont State House lawn on Wed, Aug 10. We’ll have a great selection of alpaca and alpaca blend yarns for sale in both natural and hand dyed colors. We’ll also have washed & picked alpaca felting fiber in various natural and dyed colors. Hope to see you there!

Lace knitting with worsted weight yarn

I spend a lot of my knitting time working with fingering weight yarn. Socks are one of my favorite items to knit and I also love fingering for shawls and scarves.  Snowshoe Farm produces a lot of fingering weight yarn in 100% alpaca as well as in a number of blends. We’ve only been making worsted weight yarn for two or three years. Personally, I feel worsted weight is too big for 100% alpaca, so our worsted is 50% alpaca/50% … Read More

Let the dyeing begin!

Snowshoe Farm has LOTS of new alpaca yarn back from the mill and more yarn and roving on the way. Dyeing will start next week and we will be updating our online alpaca yarn store with new colors very soon. If you are not on our e-newsletter list, sign up now (scroll to the bottom of the page) to receive early notifications of new products and free knitting  patterns. If you are a handspinner interested in raw alpaca fiber, please contact … Read More

Knitting Projects with Snowshoe Farm Alpaca Yarn

Lace shawls and shawlettes are very popular knitting projects and there’s no better use for a luxuriously fine, drapey alpaca yarn. I just finished the Annis shawlette in 100% hand dyed alpaca from Snowshoe Farm. Annis is a fairly easy pattern. Just be sure to set up for the nupps by working LOOSELY on the knit side. Trust me, it will make the purl 7 together on the purl side work a lot more easily. You can download the pattern … Read More

Coming Events

We’re busy gearing up for a number of craft and fiber events coming up this summer and fall.  The first event is the Waterville Valley, NH Artisan Fair on Saturday, July 19. Snowshoe Farm will be there selling alpaca yarn and fiber. If you’ve never been to Waterville Valley, it’s a beautiful setting the in midst of the White Mountains. They have a lot of activities planned for the fair day or you can spend some of your time hiking, … Read More

Last fiber festival of the season

Wow – didn’t fall fiber festival season just begin?  Well, it’s over for us!  In past years, we’ve done more events and had a longer season. But we’ve eliminated festivals that were not convenient or good markets for us and this year scheduled only two. The last one of the season was this past weekend in Rhinebeck, NY. The NYS Sheep & Wool Festival is an amazing event and one that we really enjoy. This year the weather was perfect … Read More

Vermont Alpaca Yarn

Finally! Our online farm store is live again after months of inactivity. The fall fiber festivals depleted our inventory and we’ve been working hard to skein, wash and dye yarn. You can now purchase alpaca yarn, alpaca roving, knitting needles, crochet hooks and dyes from our online store at www.VermontAlpacaYarn.com. We will be adding patterns to the store very soon and have several new batches of yarn waiting to be skeined and added to the store. Please check back often. … Read More

Vermont Alpaca Yarn

Fall fiber festival season has finally come to an end for Snowshoe Farm. That means I can unpack all our boxes of yarn, roving, knitting needles, patterns, dyes, etc and inventory what we have left on hand for our farm store. I know I have a batch of laceweight yarn and one of our alpaca/merino/tencel blend waiting to be skeined and dyed, so we ‘ll have plenty of yarn to offer through the winter. This week, I’ll reorder needles, hooks … Read More

Fiber Festival of New England

Snowshoe Farm had a fabulous time at the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck last weekend! The weather was perfect and the crowds were huge. But with only two weeks between fiber festivals, I’m busy skeining and dyeing for the next event. The Fiber Festival of New England will be held at Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, MA on Nov 3 & 4. This is a great show in one large building, making it warm and dry no matter … Read More

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