Baby Alpaca

Alpacas are a domesticated species of the South American camelid. Baby Alpaca yarn is made from the undercoat of young animals, and is softer than regular alpaca. To classify as baby alpaca, the fleece has to be sheared from one-year-old alpaca. The fibres from the underside of the neck are the softest and finest of the entire fleece, which is sheared off the animal in one large piece.

Alpaca yarn can be itchy, as there are many qualities of it available. The alpaca yarns that we source are the softest we can find.

The yarn is very lightweight, strong and warm – warmer in fact than the equivalent weight of wool. It is easy to care for but can also felt easily. Do not tumble dry it if you don’t want it to shrink!

baby alpacas

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