Alpaca Yarn

Alpaca is 3 times warmer than wool and much finer,, plus it does not contain natural grease like wool. 

Characteristics

  • Natural, Animal Fiber•

  • Lightweight, Soft Luxurious•

  • •Very durable

  • Hand-washable or dry-clean•

  • Little static, no pilling•

  • Dyes well•

  • Blends extremely well with other fibers

Uses for Alpaca Yarn

  • Alpaca spins into a dense yarn, and can be used for knitting, weaving, and felting projects.

  • Alpaca is a good substitute fiber for people who are allergic to wool, because of it’s softness. A small amount of wool can be added to give the yarn more elasticity. Baby garments made of alpaca are also popular.

  • Alpaca is a very versatile fiber often used to knit apparel such as, dresses, blouses, skirts, jackets, pants, pants, scarves, ties. Miscellaneous items include: curtains, draperies, and upholstery.

  • A ply yarn of alpaca will make a good warp yarn for weaving when spun with a tight twist. It will also work well as a weft yarn to weave pillows, vests, scarves, and shawl.

  • Felting with alpaca is more successful if there is wool added to it. The batts of fiber are made with a drum carder. The felted pieces can be used to make hats and vests.

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