Alpaca mittens from the Mitten State? Yup. Michigan-grown yarn just hit the market

Detroit Free Press
By: Tresa Baldas
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Automobiles. Motown. And alpacas?

That's right, America. The Mitten State's got a new bragging point: Michigan-grown yarn from alpacas.

In a business development that should excite crafters and animal lovers alike, Michigan-grown and processed yarn just hit the market, allowing knitters to create sweaters, hats, mittens and scarves from locally raised livestock.

The Michigan Fiber Cooperative announced Friday that it has 1,000 skeins of luxuriously soft alpaca and merino wool yarn for sale to Michigan knitters. The group noted that transforming raw wool into yarn wasn't exactly a simple process.

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