Alpaca yarn is produced from the hair of the Alpaca. Alpaca is not "wool". It is an excellent insulator with superior thermal and water wicking properties. Recently said to have UV protection qualities and nearly fire retardant. Being a natural hollow fibre, Alpaca can keep you both warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Alpaca fibre does not contain lanolin and is also hypoallergenic. Alpaca fibre comes in various grades. The finest fibres being used for next to the skin garments and the highest micron fibres better suited for making rugs.
"0" - Alpaca fingering yarn (1 ply) – The finest of all the Alpaca yarns. An excellent lace weight yarn great for producing delicate shawls
"1" - Baby Alpaca yarn – An extremely super soft yarn with a low micron, ideal for making baby clothes and shawls.
"2" - Sports weight Alpaca yarn – ideal for making socks, baby items and also lightweight items.
"3" - DK/Light Worsted Alpaca yarn – A popular yarn used for making hats, scarves, mitts, cardigans/sweaters.
"4" - Worsted Alpaca yarn (also known as Aran) – a thicker type yarn good for beginner knitters. Ideal for knitting hats, scarves, mitts, cardigans/sweaters. - knits up quick.
"5" - LOPI Alpaca yarn – a looser, soft yarn that gives clothing a more lofty feel.
"7" - Jumbo Alpaca yarn – The thickest of the yarns. An excellent yarn for arm-knitting, and knitting up those projects fast using giant knitting needles and crochet hooks.
100% Alpaca yarns – Ideal for those projects wanting a natural drape.
Alpaca Blend yarns (silk, bamboo, cashmere, soy, merino). Good for when wanting to add memory, shine, or durability, to your knitted garments.
Alpaca Sock yarn – used for sock making
Suri/Alpaca yarn – a yarn that offers both softness and natural lustre to your finished project.