Shadows - Silky Alpaca
• Buttery soft and smooth
• Warm and cozy
• Beautiful sheen
• Wonderful drape
• 80% Superfine Alpaca / 20% Silk
• 4 Ply Sport Weight Yarn
• 287 yds/262 m
• 3.5 oz/100 gr
• Recommended Needle: US 3-5 (3.25- 3.75 mm)
• Recommended Hook: US E4-7 (3.5-4.5 mm)
• Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry.
Alpaca is known for its smooth, supple feel. The Superfine alpaca fiber in this yarn is blended with silk to provide some of the resilience and elasticity that alpaca fiber lacks. Both fibers provide warmth and strength. Can be used for both knitting and crochet.
Since alpaca and silk do not contain lanolin like wool, this luxurious yarn is a good choice for those who have any type of sensitivity to wool. The alpaca provides a light halo to this yarn.
The Superfine alpaca fiber in this yarn is incredibly soft; combined with the softness of the silk, this yarn is wonderful for anything that will be worn next to the skin. You will also get glorious drape and shine from the silk fiber. Suitable for knitting, crochet and even weaving. Can be used for scarves, luxurious shawls, cowls and more.
Comes from a non-smoking home with cats.
Each skein is unique. If you will be using more than one in the same project, I recommend using two at the same time, working a row or two from the first, then a row or two from the second. This can help avoid unwanted color pooling and help disguise any differences between individual skeins.
Photos taken in natural light. I've done my best to provide a picture representing the color of the yarn, however, since colors vary on individual computers, what you receive may look a bit different.