Fibre: 45% Peruvian Alpaca, 35% Organic Falklands Merino 20% Mulberry Silk
Yardage: 225m per 100g skein
Gauge: 20-22 stitches per 10 cm
Recommended needle size: 4 mm needles
There’s Alpaca and then there’s Townsend Alpaca. Kim, the owner of the brand is a former alpaca farmer who discovered that her true skill was in sorting and selecting alpaca fleeces.We’re pretty sure that this yarn is made from some of the finest alpaca on the market.
Alpaca fibres are hollow and less elastic than wool so gram for gram they are warmer and drapier.
We feel that alpaca reaches its full potential when it is used in combination with other fibres. This yarn is a good example containing 45% Peruvian alpaca for warmth and drape, 35% organic Falkland Merino for softness and bounce and 20% silk for lustre and luxury. This yarn gives good stitch definition and is suitable for a range of garments and accessories.