Alpacino from Chmurka
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
437 yards
(400 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
US 2 - 4 or 2.75 - 3.5mm
70% Camelid - Alpaca
20% Silk
10% Goat - Cashmere goat
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash, Hand Wash Cold
  • Color:
  • Semi-solid, Solid color
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed

Just when you think that nothing more will surprise you with softness or delicacy, Alpacino shows up! One touch of the skein and you are lost for ages. Very soft and fluffy ages :). As for the name, that base has much in common with this well-known… even-toed ungulate. The most delicate, luxurious baby alpaca was blended with silk and wonderful cashmere. Not only it is pretty nice to touch, charmingly fluffy, but also silky, non-irritant, durable and rather warm. It’s a 3ply yarn, mildly elastic – the resulting fabric is wavy and light, while keeping its shape. The yarn has a slight hair, typical for this fiber, which creates a subtle mist around it. If your skin is sensitive (as mine is) and always feared fluffy yarns, you absolutely should let this one a go and surprise you! That’s not accidental that I started this description with such sentence :)

Alpacino is my second hand -dyed yarn which I use as an outlet for my colorful imagination. Compared to Goat on the Boat, it is a bit less twisted, has this aforementioned hair and more rustic look. Each of them lets you achieve a different effect – it all depends on you and your dreams!

Every yarns at Chmurka come from verified and ecological mills. Because every goat, sheep or alpaca deserves a happy pasture!