62% alpaca, 29% nylon and 9% wool
Kos consists of alpaca fibers that are combined with wool and blown into a nylon stocking. This results in a soft, light and airy yarn.
Alpaca is about three times warmer than ordinary wool and thus insulates well. The fiber is hollow and breathable, so it feels warm in cold temperatures and cool in warm ones. The wool added to this blend provides resilience and volume. Both alpaca and wool have good heat-regulating properties.
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. 150 meters per 50 grams
- Knitting Needles: Knitting
- Knitting tension: 18-16 sts = 10 cm
- Origin of raw material: Wool from Uruguay, Alpaca wool from Peru