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Alpaca Fino

"A Warm Gift from God"

The Spanish writer and missionary, Bernabe Cobo summed it up perfectly in 1653 in his book "History of the New World" when he said "Alpaca, un càlido don de Dios a los Hombres" (Alpaca, a warm gift from God to mankind).  

Alpaca fibre has excellent thermal properties and it insulates better than any other wool against cold temperatures.  The fibre is hollow enabling it to store body heat when the weather is cold, and allowing your skin to breathe when the weather is warm, making alpaca garments perfect for all year round use.  The fibres can absorb approximately 25 percent of their own weight in moisture without feeling damp and then have the ability to wick the moisture away, making it comfortable to wear.  It is also very hard wearing, being about three times more tear resistant than sheep's wool.  Also, it felts far less than other animal fibres, such as cashmere, making alpaca garments very durable.  

The protein molecules that make up the fibre are capable of neutralizing odours, and because alpaca contains hardly any lanolin (wool fat), it is naturally hypoallergenic.  Even those with the most sensitive skin can happily snuggle up in a cosy alpaca sweater and not worry about it.  Due to the lack of lanolin, alpaca fibres possess antibacterial properties, as bacteria cannot multiply on the surface of the wool.  In addition to this, alpaca fleece is much easier to clean and prepare for spinning than sheep fleece, as there is no lanolin to wash away first, thereby saving water and the use of detergents.

ALPACA FINO

Alpaca Fino is a wonderfully soft yarn made from pure alpaca wool. In DK weight, it is a fantastic all-rounder for cozy and soft knitting, as well as crochet projects.

Alpaca Fino - Established Classic Yarn

Since the founding of our company, Alpaca Fino has established itself as an indispensable classic in our product range.

If you are looking for a lovely soft yet hard wearing yarn that is not too heavy, then Alpaca Fino, made from 100 percent baby alpaca, is the perfect choice!  

Being a DK weight it is perfect for a variety of projects and comes in 23 different colors ranging from natural white and delicate pink to strong yellow and dark grey.  It has a yardage of 100 m (109 yds) per 50 g (1.76 oz) skein.

Alpaca Fino is fluffy and very smooth to the touch, with a delicate glossy shine and a light fluff.  The yarn is slightly mottled, and the colours are vibrant, yet subtle.

Alpaca Fino: Warmly Wrapped, Silky Knit

Alpaca Fino is extremely smooth and glides effortlessly through the fingers onto the needles with a  very even stitch definition especially in stockinette stitch.  The resulting knitted fabric has a lovely rustic charm with subtle mottling and vibrant colours.  Simple stockinette stitch patterns are perfect to make this stunning yarn shine! If you prefer working with textured patterns, Alpaca Fino creates beautiful cables and lacework too.  Despite its smoothness, the yarn is not slippery, making it pleasure to work with.

Alpaca Fino is extremely smooth and glides effortlessly through the fingers onto the needles with a  very even stitch definition especially in stockinette stitch.  The resulting knitted fabric has a lovely rustic charm with subtle mottling and vibrant colours.  Simple stockinette stitch patterns are perfect to make this stunning yarn shine! If you prefer working with textured patterns, Alpaca Fino creates beautiful cables and lacework too.  Despite its smoothness, the yarn is not slippery, making it pleasure to work with.

Alpaca is characterised by a very stable and long lasting fibre. Thus garments made from it are hard wearing and do not lose their shape.  This is the perfect combination of luxurious yarn and sustainability!

Alpaca Fino has a beautiful fluff, which isn't really apparent until the yarn has had a bath and has been blocked.  Click here to read our blog post for hints and tips on how to keep your knitted treasures looking their best.

Alpaca Fino is a warm snuggly yarn, perfect for sweaters and cardigans and accessories like scarves, hats and gloves.  It is so wonderfully soft and light it can be worn by people with the most sensitive skin without itching or scratching.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Yardage: 50 g ~ 100 m | 1.76 oz ~ 109 yds
  • Needle: 4-4,5 mm | 6-7 US | 6-7 UK
  • Gauge: 18 Stitches, 26 Rows to 4" (10 cm)
  • Usage: Sweater in size small ~ 550g (11 hanks)
  • Yarn Weight: 50 g | 1.76 oz ~ Hank