100% Alpaca Yarn (Huacaya)

$26.00
+ $7.50 shipping
$26.00
+ $7.50 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in Exira, Iowa

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100% Huacaya Alpaca Yarn

Made from fleece of our own alpacas, and custom milled at CMAcres in Maxwell Iowa! We are so happy to share this yarn with all you crafty fiber artists! We have a variety of color in our herd, and absolutely love the color combinations in this yarn! We chose the satin black fleece from our herd sire Shadow, and put it together with a lustrous medium rose grey fleece from Heather, his favorite dam! This combo led to a classic heather-like texture that will surely look wonderful in your project! The lighter yarn, which turned out to be a lovely tweed, came from Aria's rich medium brown fleece, along with Czarina's golden medium fawn and Vyolette's brilliant light fawn coats! We love the coziness in this color!

Each 3 ply worsted weight skein is approximately 3.9 oz and 200 yards.

Natural Colors, no dyes used.

Why Alpaca? (Credit: http://blog.novica.com/)
Alpaca is a breed apart when it comes to natural fibers. Stronger, softer, lighter, and warmer than either merino wool or cashmere, it’s a natural choice for winter clothing and accessories. It’s also resistant to pilling and won’t shrink if proper care is given, making it possible to keep your alpaca clothing for years, even decades!

Alpaca fleece is famous for its luxurious softness and doesn’t scratch or “prickle” the skin like wool products. It’s also hypoallergenic since it doesn’t contain lanolin, an oil generated by sheep that can cause sensitivity in people with dermatological disorders.

As if silkiness and versatility weren’t enough, alpaca makes highly wear-resistant garments: its strength reduces stretching and distortion, and grease and oil don’t spot alpaca as easily as they do other fibers. Due to alpaca’s water-resistant properties, you can simply blot away any spills. And the nature of the fiber reduces static electricity, which attracts dust and soil. Alpaca is also sustainable because an alpaca can produce fleece throughout its life without being harmed. Fleece lovers looking to reduce their environmental impact look to alpaca because with proper care, it’s virtually indestructible and can be worn for years, reducing the demand for new products. Alpaca garments dating back over 2000 years in Peru are still in good condition — just think of how many trends and fashion crazes that new alpaca sweater will see you through!

How to clean your alpaca clothing:

Fill a clean sink or tub with cold water and a small amount of mild liquid detergent like baby shampoo or a fine fibers formula. (Using hot water, or even two different temperatures of water, will “shock” the fibers, making them mat together and start turning into felt.) Do not use chlorine bleach or even gentle Woolite, as these harsh cleaners will cause damage.
Soak the garment for 3 to 5 minutes, gently squeezing the suds through the garment. Avoid twisting, wringing, scrubbing, or otherwise agitating it, as this will cause felting. Dyed garments will have some chance of bleed, but since alpaca fiber takes dyeing better than most other fibers, this shouldn’t be a problem after the first wash.
Rinse the garment twice in clean, cold water and gently squeeze out the excess. Be gentle handling it to avoid wrinkles and distortion.
Lay the garment between two towels, roll up the towels and set it aside for a few minutes.
Place the garment on a dry towel or sweater rack and reshape (do not hang to dry). Let it dry away from sunlight and direct heat.
If the garment is wrinkled after drying, you can steam it lightly with an iron, or simply hang it up in the bathroom, run the shower, and let the steam ease away the creases.
If you don’t have the time to hand-wash your alpaca garments, you can always take them to a professional dry-cleaner. Bring along any labels or care tags that came with the garment, and be sure to point out any spots and stains so they can use the best method to remove them.


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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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