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Merino Alpaca
Sweaterkits
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
120 yards (110 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
22.0 sts = 4 inches
US 4 - 7 or 3.5 - 4.5mm
60% Merino
40% Alpaca
Plied

60% merino wool, 40% superfine alpaca.

Domesticated over 5,000 years ago in the South American Andes, alpacas have a cashmere-like fleece that was once reserved for Andean royalty. Today, alpaca is considered a luxury fiber with many unique qualities.
· extremely soft
· resistant to pilling
· lighter and warmer than wool
· long wearing
· has an excellent drape
· non-allergenic

Washing Instructions:

  • Hand wash and lay flat to dry.
  • Do not use bleach. Do not iron.

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