In this blend, the yarn retains the softness and insulating properties of the alpaca fiber, while the wool provides lightness and elasticity. Both alpaca and wool have good heat-regulating properties. This is the recommended yarn for the ever popular Sophie Shawl by Petite Knit, pictured on Elise.
Fiber Content: 65% Alpaca, 35% Wool
Yardage: approx. 100m/ 109yds/ 50 gr
19 stitches per 4" on US 8 (5mm)
Hand-wash in cool water, lay flat to dry.
Our favorite method for washing all hand knits! Fill a sink or basin with cool water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.