One of the yarns in the Saltwater Rose Studio shop that we love the most is a quieter one. It doesn’t have the mystique of Sea Island cotton, and it isn’t as futuristic as SeaCell, but it is as soft and warm as cashmere, with a luscious sheen, not to mention rare and precious.

Blended with beautiful, shimmering mulberry silk, this yarn contains 35% Royal Alpaca. Only the finest quality of the alpaca shear can be classed as Royal Alpaca, making it only 1% of the alpaca fibre in the world. At 18-19 microns, it as fine as cashmere. Alpaca don’t produce lanolin, so for people with lanolin wool allergies, it’s great.

Textiles made with alpaca typically have a beautiful drape and minimal memory, so they make lovely knitting yarn for scarves and shawls, or weft in weaving. Enjoy!

After over five years of serving the textiles community we are now closed. Thank you for all of your support over the years!

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