Fairmount Fibers, Ltd.
U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns

2020 Alpaca Heather Collection

We are so excited to follow our previous Sweater Weather post with a spotlight on our Fall/Winter 2020 Alpaca Heather Collection. Alpaca Heather is a gorgeous blend of wool and alpaca in three natural colors, which creates three heathered bases: Toast, Beige, and Grey. Those bases are then hand-dyed in our beautiful colors to create a tonal palette perfect for colorwork. Four sweaters (and a vest option!) show off the qualities of Alpaca Heather: softness, warmth without bulk, round, 3-ply twist to flatter textured stitches as well as stockinette, beautifully heathered undyed colors, and a coordinated palette of saturated dyed colors.

Aubree, by Sarah Solomon, harkens back to the sweaters of the past but is equally well suited to a tweed skirt or a pair of jeans. Alpaca Heather’s rich, nuanced colors heighten the drama of the cables and the faint halo of the alpaca fiber gives a hint of luxury. Despite the number of different cables, they are all easy to memorize and to work so the knitting goes surprisingly fast for something that looks so textured. Anaïs (L) wears Aubree in Harbor & Kiley (R) wears Aubree in Honeycomb.

Sarah Solomon also designed Janey, an open front sweater that is all about the beauty of simple pattern repetition and minimal shaping which makes for very pleasant knitting. Janey was envisioned as an enduring wardrobe staple piece, striking the balance between comfort and elegance. Wear it as a Fall or Spring coat or layer it on in Winter when you’re curled up in your knitting chair. Here, Anaïs (L) wears Janey in Cinnamon & Kiley (R) wears Janey in Bark.

Dejah’s jewel-like colorwork draws the eye first, but this boxy pullover also features fine detailing. Lori Gayle’s attention to detail is notable in the turned hems that give a crisp finish at the bottom edge and sleeve cuffs, as well as providing body to the stand-up collar. 

Laura Grutzeck’s Haylie is a casual tunic with minimal shaping and an easy knit-purl texture - a great combination for easy knitting and easy wearing. The saddle shoulders and a variation in the stitch pattern around the neck add thoughtful details that make this design extra special. The undyed colorway Toast is photographed here. 


We look forward to seeing your sweater projects and encourage you to share your pictures with us on your favorite social media platform, be it Facebook, Instagram, or Ravelry. We would also like to give a big “Thank You” to our photographer Danie Harris and our models Anaïs and Kiley.

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