Alpaca Yarns Indiecita DK

Indiecita-ball100% Luxurious Baby Alpaca
Approx 113m
50g
knits on 4.00mm
Made in Peru
Hand Wash Dry Flat

NZ$16.40

Alpaca is classified as a rare specialty fibre, five times warmer than sheeps wool, more luxurious than cashmere, it is silky soft, warm and durable with unique thermal properties due to the microscopic air pockets found in the fibre, it has more thermal capacity than almost any other animal fibre.  This contributes to the creation of lightweight apparel with very high insulation value, these pockets allow the user to breath through it on warm days, and likewise trap body heat in cold weather.  It is also elastic and non-flammable. Alpaca fibre does not itch as wool often does, because it does not contain lanolin and other oils in the fleece, with a smooth cell structure, its extraordinary fineness of handle mean that alpaca garments are both hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft on your skin.   Excellent for babies as well as adults.

Alpaca’s have been prized for their fibre since Pre-Incan times due to the properties and quality of their wool (hair).  Wearing a 100% alpaca garment inspires superlatives like,”it is stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goose down, or the new synthetic fibres like Gortex, breathes better than thermal knits”