This 4-ply alpaca knit wool made of 100% pure alpaca yarn in baby alpaca qality for needle 4-4,5 is distinguished by its uncomparable finement and its large range of coulours.
It is excellently apt for knitting and crocheting of socks, stockings or slippers, or also accessories such as leg warmers which need to be resistant and yet convenient, warm and breathable.
APU KUNTUR alpaca wool is manufactured in Peru under strict human-ecologial requirements. Only the finest fibres comply with our high quality standards and are used in our yarns.
This can be seen - and this can be felt with knitting. Just try it yourself!
Available in 7 amazing colours.
- Material. 60% Wool (Superwash) 20% Alpaca 20% Nylon
- twined four-fold
- yardage 200m = Nm 4/16
- needle size 2.5mm
- 10cm*10cm = 42 rows, 30 stitches
- needed quantity socks: approx. 100g
- average quantity sweater: approx. 500g
- weight: 5x50g = 250g
- price per kg: 149 €
All available colours:
- EV22 copper-orange
- EV25 green-yellow
- EV29 blue-marine
- EV33 violet-lilac
- EV35 grey tones
- mottled anthracite
Superwash is a chemical treatment removing the "scales" from the fibre and the subsequent coating with a polymer that prevents the scales from felting and shrinkage.
Get inspired by our baby alpaca yarn: wearing comfort, optical properties as well as the silky sheen and technical advantages such as moisture regulation speak for themselves. Because: alpaca is a hollow fibre. It is temperature-compensating and can be processed in a much thinner quality than sheep wool or other natural fibers. Based on this unique temperature-compensation it can llikewise be worn in winter as in summer. It does not itch nor crease and is apt for delicate and sensitive skin. Since alpaca wool does hardly contain any lanoline it is particularly apt for allergics. Thanks to its smooth fibre texture it is hardly prone to pilling of felting.
This item is also available as single ball.
Care instructions: we recommend hand wash or dry cleaning. If washed in the machine only wash in specific wool cycle at 30 degrees Celsius and with no spin cycle.
Afterwards don't wring and lay flat to dry. This way you will rejoice in your handi-craft for a long time.
Did you know?
Alpaca is the "gold of the Andes" and has been reserved in ancient times only for the Inca royals. It has hence been called the "fleece of the Gods".
Nowadays alpaca wool is appreciated by designers all arond the world as one of the most precious wool fibres and is more and more utillized. Only a few years ago cashmere has been deemed the most noble wool quality but many connoisseurs discover the soft and elegant natural fibre alpaca and appreciate its extraordinary characteristics.