70% Baby alpaca and 30% Mulberry silk
Baby alpaca is not fiber from cute little alpaca babies; it’s the term used for alpaca fiber between 20-23 microns (micrometers) and is one of the finest and softest alpaca grades used for hand-knitting yarn. Combined with the smooth surface of the silk, this softness results in a yarn that feels especially gentle and cool against the skin. Both alpaca and silk have good heat-regulating properties and the silk has a unique moisture-absorbing property. Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin.
For machine washing, we recommend that all wool garments be washed separately on a wool program, to ensure the gentlest treatment. Centrifuge well and dry the garment flat, preferably on top of a towel. Never use a laundry bag when washing hand-knitted wool garments. This creates friction that can cause the garment to felt.
- Yardage: Approx. 200 meters per 50 grams
- Knitting Needles: Knitting Needle no. 3
- Knitting tension: 27 sts = 10 cm
- Origin of raw material: Silk from China, Mohair from South-Africa, Alpaca wool from Peru/Bolivia