FIBER: 100% Superfine Alpaca
APPROX LENGTH/WEIGHT: 660 yd / 603 m ( approx 8 oz / 227 g)
GAUGE: DK (#3) - 5.5 st / inch (2.54 cm) /
NEEDLE: 4 mm / US #6
YARN WEIGHT: DK
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: PERU
CARE:Hand wash gently in cool water. Lay flat to dry.
In two versions - prime undyed naturals and organically dyed colors, this beautiful yarn is carefully processed dyed and/or blended to produce the heathered and marled colors. This yarn originates high in the Peruvian Andes where fiber is collected from carefully managed alpaca herds. These hardy animals live at elevations of over 13,000 feet in the Andes and their adaptation to the extreme weather conditions contributes to a lighter, denser and softer fleece, with more thermal capacity than that of their lowland cousins. The fiber is carefully processed and spun in a mill committed to improving the quality of life in their region, as well as the quality of the yarn. The results can be felt in every skein.
Alpaca yarns are naturally hypoallergenic, lanolin and dander free, and water and fire resistant. This is the ultimate fiber for the discriminating knitter or weaver who cares not only about the quality of the yarn but also the social and environmental impacts of the production process. .
Naturally hypoallergenic, free of lanolin or dander, and water and fire resistant, these fibers are a pleasure to wear against the skin. Details/Weight gauge at bottom of page!