Alpaca Merino Yarn Skeins

  • Lovely undyed alpaca merino yarn skeins, which are blended with just enough Merino wool to give this lace weight yarn a little elasticity. It comes in undyed black and three subtle color variations created with dyed in the wool Merino. Elegant and very soft for special knitting projects
  • -design: 2-ply (the best structure for lace knitting or weaving), semi-worsted spun
    -size: lace weight, varies a little between colors, but approximately 24 wpi 2800 yds per pound
    -suggested needles: 0 to 3 (US) lace 4 to 7 (US)
    -length: approximately 275 yards/251
    -meters weight: varies slightly between colors, 1.5 to 2 oz./ 42-56 grams
    -gauge: varies between colors, 8.75 sts. To 10 sts. per inch on sizes 1 (US)
    -care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
  • -fiber source: hand selected alpaca fleeces from Dark star Alpacas, Buttonwood Alpacas and Alpacas at Sunset Acres, Clarke County, Virginia and Merino from Black Sheep Farm, Waverly farm and Mere laur Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia
    -fiber content: 80% alpaca and 20% Merino wool.

    Alpaca is a fine camelid fiber, a hair fiber actually, that is very soft. Blending a very Fine wool from Merino sheep adds some memory and body so your project won't continue to grow or stretch out of shape over time.

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