Drops Design

DROPS Alpaca 0403 Medium Brown


Material: 100% alpaca wool
Yardage: 1 ball = 50g = 180m / 196 yds
Yarnweight: fingering, sock weight, baby, super fine
Textured: plied

Single thread: needle sise 3-3.5mm (US 3-4)
Tension/gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows = 10x10cm (4"X4")

Double thread: needle size 5 (US 8)
Tension/gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows = 10x10cm (4"X4")

An extremely soft and versatile 100% pure wool from the alpacas in South America. The filaments in alpaca wool are 3 times stronger and have an insulating capacity 7 times that of ordinary lambs wool. Creates very warm and cosy garments, the delicate cloud of filaments making it almost silky and very soft to touch. Very easy to handle and a lovely wool to knit as stitches glide along the needle effortlessly!.

You may use Alpaca for all Drops patterns in Camelia, Silketweed, Silke, Safran, Baby-ull and Cotton Viscose. If you knit with double thread Alpaca, you may use it for patterns in Paris and Alaska as well.
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Current stock: 21

1 Review

heidi 23rd Oct 2014

Perfect Contrast

I love Drops Alpaca!! I bought one skein of this yarn to use as a stripe on a color block sweater I am planning to make, "against all odds" by Isabella Kraemer. I used the new "compare" function to come up with two colors to match some Alpaca in 8120m, Khaki/Jeans Blue Gray Mix that I have in my stash. The other color I picked was Medium Petrol 6309. This new "compare" feature worked well!!! Yarn arrived very quickly!!! Great service and wonderfully soft yarn. Oh and I LOVE the new labels with the smiling Alpaca!!

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