Superfine Alpaca - Speckledy DK
UK Alpaca have outdone themselves with this new range called Speckledy! The 6 gorgeous colours are made from the fleeces of black, dark brown and red brown alpacas, that have been blended with white wool to create the smoky brown natural grey Speckledy Grey. The yarn was then dyed so that the white wool picked up the colour with the dark hues of the alpaca remaining. The superfine range of yarns knit up beautifully and have a gorgeous soft handle. The alpaca in this yarn is sourced from alpaca farms based in the UK and all the scouring, top making and spinning takes place in the north of England.
This is a proven blend that offers increased resistance to shedding and pilling and adds loft and substance to the yarn.
50 gram balls, approximately 112 metres/122 yards
75% superfine alpaca, 25% wool
Recommended needle size 4.0 mm. 24 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm
Hand washing: Use lukewarm water and a specialist wool detergent. Hair conditioner in the final rinse will add extra softness. When washing and rinsing squeeze the garment rather than rubbing. Gently squeeze out excess water before rolling in a towel. Lay flat to dry.
Washing machines: Modern machines with special wool wash cycles will also be fine but it is always advisable to check first by washing a tension square and then checking the final dry size.