A blend of spun mulberry silk and royal alpaca, this yarn is softer and lighter than clouds with a delicate sheen and a gentle drape and a glorious warmth in winter. Only 1% of the alpaca fibre produced in the world is graded as royal alpaca. It has the finest micron count and lacks guard hairs and scales, making it gentle and itch-free. This yarn comes in a convenient 600g cone, an approximate quantity suitable for weft in an average sized wrap.
This yarn is 15/2nm, equivalent to just under 9/2ne in the cotton count system. It is suitable for use with acid dyes, available at many suppliers. As alpaca fibre is so light for its length, you might find your work has a lower gsm count than you usually expect, depending on weave structure, your beat, and other factors. This means it should weave up to be light but warm. For the knitters, this will knit at about a laceweight.
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