Drops Baby Alpaca Silk
Tension: 23 sts = 10 cm (4") on 3.5 mm needle (US 4)
Yarn Info: 50 g / 167 m (1¾ oz. / 183 yds.)
Fibre Content: 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
Colours shown are approximate.
Baby Alpaca Silk is a soft yarn with a slight halo and a bit of a sheen. This yarn is available in solid colours.
The manufacturer says, "DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk is spun from 3 strands in a combination of the best of two wonderful fibers, being a mix of 70% baby alpaca (for the softness) and 30% mulberry silk (for strength and glossy shine). The yarn fibers are untreated, which means they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it also provides a better shape and texture quality."
Regarding gauge, Garnstudio says, "Although DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk is listed as sport weight, this versatile yarn can easily be knit at a tighter gauge if preferred. Used as a sport weight yarn, the result is lofty and drapy, while used as a fingering weight yarn the knitted fabric is firmer and more dense."
Made in Peru.