Hand Dyed Yarn: Warm Cocoa Available in Silk, Baby Alpaca, Yak blend (Wool Free)



Please read the full description below.

A warm, soothing cup of hot cocoa in yarn form! This is a tonal, variegated skein. Variations in color, including lighter areas, should be expected. Each skein is hand painted and no two are exactly the same!

All Colorways can be ordered on any of the bases/fibers listed below. Prices listed are for one skein unless otherwise indicated.

Unless otherwise noted, all skeins are 100 grams. Your yarn will come in a hank/skein unless you select the add‐on to have it wound into a cake. The option for adding winding can be found here:

The following bases are available:

Brushed Baby Suri and Silk (soft and fuzzy like mohair) Fingering/Light Lace Weight
328 yds per 50 grams

Baby Alpaca/Tussah Silk/Linen Fingering Weight (The linen takes up the dye differently to the alpaca and silk to produce a subtle marled effect)
429 yards

Baby Alpaca Sock Weight
429 yards

Baby Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere 70/20/10 blend (Select "Alpaca/Silk Sock" as the base option)
429 yards

Mulberry Silk Sock Weight 2-ply
429 yards

Baby Alpaca and Nylon Eco Superwash 70% Baby Alpaca 30% Nylon Sock Weight
398 yards

Baby Yak and Silk Sock Weight 50/50 blend (soft and shiny)
218 yards per 50 grams

Mulberry Silk Sport Weight Single Ply (smooth and shiny)
325 yards

Baby Alpaca DK/Sport Weight
291 yards

Baby Alpaca, Mulberry Silk and Cashmere DK Weight 70/20/10 blend
246 yards

Mulberry Silk Worsted Weight Single Ply (smooth and shiny)
240 yards

Baby Alpaca Light Worsted Weight
220 yards

Baby Alpaca Aran Weight
180 yards

Baby Alpaca and Mulberry Silk Aran Weight 70/30 blend
181 yards

Baby Alpaca Chunky Weight
108 yards

Please keep in mind that different fibers react to the dye in different ways so the color you recieve will not be an exact replica of what is shown. Each skein should be expected to have variations, even if they are dyed together at the same time. These variations are what make hand dyed yarn so special.

I do my best to represent the true colors of the yarn but monitors vary in their display and the actual product you recieve may look different than the photo. If you have a very specific shade or intensity of color, please indicate this when ordering.

In general, pure Silk tends to end up more vibrant and saturated, and any speckles stay fairly defined.

Alpaca and Alpaca blends may be more muted and have more of a blended, tonal quality. The fluffier the yarn, the more muted and less defined the colors will be.

A deeper color is still possible with these fibers but please make sure to indicate if this is your preference when ordering.

I try to keep a good supply of bases on hand but if you are ordering a large quantity please be advised that additional time may be required to complete your order if I need to procure more bare yarn first.
An additional special order fee may apply if the base you are wanting is not in stock.

All of my yarn is dyed to order, so you are receiving a one of a kind piece of art! Because of this, all sales are final and cancellations, returns or refunds are not possible.

Please note: the photos are examples of skeins that have been dyed but yours will very possibly look different from the ones pictured. Hand painting means that each skein is one of a kind.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

5-7 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

A note about Hand Painted Yarn:

The beauty of hand painted yarn is that each Skein is a one of a kind work of art. Because of this, you should expect that there will be slight variations in each Skein, even if dyed all together.

Please make sure if you are ordering that you purchase a sufficient amount for your project, as it will be nearly impossible to match it completely at a later time.

It is also recommended to alternate skeins when working to avoid abrupt color changes in your pattern.

Custom and personalized orders

I welcome custom orders and will work hard to get it just right. Due to the nature of custom orders, returns or cancellations are not accepted. So please be sure of what you want before placing your order.

How does the choice of Fiber affect the color saturation?

Different fibers react to the dye in different ways so the color you recieve will not be an exact replica of what is shown. Since each skein is dyed by hand, slight variations are to be expected.

In general, Pure Silk tends to end up more vibrant and saturated, while Alpaca and Alpaca blends may be more muted.

A deeper color is still possible with these fibers but please make sure to indicate if this is your preference when ordering.

Why buy handmade?

Handmade items are special. They aren't made with machines, every stitch is done by hand. Each piece that I produce contains a small part of me, of my life, and is made with love.
When you give a handmade gift, you aren't just giving an item, you're showing the recipient how much you care. And receiving a handmade item fills your heart with the love and is something that will be treasured for many years.
My goal is to create special, one of a kind items that can be enjoyed by all. Instead of buying mass-produced, boring and cheap, shop handmade and find a gift that's unique!


Reviews (3)


I have recently purchased from three yarn artists. Of the three, I would purchase from Krista again first. She communicates, she is thoughtful, her shipping is amazingly faster than others, and she loves color which will make it a fun experience. There are a lot of yarn artists right now and I am sure they all have some cool offerings, but I highly recommend giving the zippyzebra some love. Also peep the adorable little stitch marker that came with my order.

Such an amazing chocolatey brown color and soft alpaca yarn! Love this one so much!

Great quality of yarn. Very soft and fast shipping. Very friendly and understanding seller. Color received was grey not brown/cocoa, but I assume llama and silk don't dye dark colors the same as other fibers.

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