Produced from the fibers that naturally grow on alpacas, alpaca yarn is highly prized by knitters, weavers, and other fiber artists for its softness, warmth, and hypoallergenic properties.
Why You Should be Knitting with Alpaca Yarn
Alpaca yarns are naturally crimped, which makes them ideal for knitting or crocheting projects. The crimped texture of the alpaca fibers gives the finished products elasticity, so it is less likely to stretch out or lose their form with wear. The natural crimp in alpaca fiber can also add texture to knit or crocheted items, making them even more visually appealing. Additionally, alpaca yarn is naturally water-repellent, this is why it's suited for making outdoor clothing and accessories (cozy sweaters, hats, super soft scarves, beautiful shawls, tunics, gloves). Also, as alpacas don't produce lanolin, this soft yarn is hypoallergenic which is good for health (alpaca yarn won't irritate someone who has an allergy to animal-based products).
While worsted alpaca fibre is often mixed with aran wool, merino wool (sheep's wool), silk or acrylic threads to create light, quality yarns that are easier to work with, alpaca yarn can also be used on its own to create durable, warm, soft knits that give a luxurious feeling. Alpaca yarn comes in a wide range of colours and can be combined by knitters to create a variety of amazing, colorful projects.
Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach. Machine wash in cold water.
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