Blend: 100% ethical British baby alpaca
Yarn Weight: DK
Length: 55 m/61 yd (25 g) | 111 m/122 yd (50 g)
Ball Weight: 25 g or 50 g
Tension: 22 stitches and 28 rows for a 10×10 cm
Needle Size: 4 mm (US6)
Care: hand wash (30 degrees), dry flat
It takes a full year for our alpacas to grow enough fleece to be sheared. When the fleece is sheared alpaca breeders pop it in a table and skirt the edges, alpaca breeders then grade the fibre and only use the finest to be sent off for turning into yarn.
Once at a mill, the fleece is gently tumbled, then washed before being dried and then carded before starting the spinning process.
Please keep in mind that the whole process requires a lot of dedication, time, knowledge and money.
This is NOT a superwash yarn so it needs love and care when washing, ideally hand wash gently (to avoid felting) in lukewarm water and dry flat.
Please keep in mind that colour perception can depend on your monitor. I do my best to show the shades as realistically as possible.