Bamboo | The Opulent Alpaca
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
This buttery soft yarn is made in Cape Breton at the Opulent Alpaca farm. With a blend of Huacaya alpaca, bamboo, and merino, this yarn has everything a knitter could ask for - softness, strength, breathability, drape, and a slight luxurious sheen.
Like most wools, alpaca has amazing qualities such as being temperature regulating, odour and stain resistant, water and wind repellant, and hypoallergenic. But it's also more lightweight than other wools, making it a lovely material for layering all year round.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of these skeins are one-of-a-kind, so please make sure to get enough for your project.
CONTENT: 33% Huacaya, 33% Bamboo, 33% Merino
TEXTURE: Plied, slightly fuzzy
UNIT WEIGHT: 100g
METERAGE: 288 meters (315 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 3-3.5mm (US 2.5-4)
WASHABILITY: Machine wash cold & delicate, or hand wash, lay flat to dry
The Opulent Alpaca is a family-run farm in Cape Breton owned by Barry and Isabel. The Huacaya alpaca in this yarn comes right from the farm's own alpacas, while the different sheepswools are sourced from other farms in Canada. Every skein is carded and spun at Opulent Alpaca's own mini mill. To learn more about Barry and Isabel's farm, visit their website here.
This yarn has such beautiful drape and sheen, making it a lovely choice for scarves and shawls. The bamboo also adds a nice coolness to the fiber, perfect for those transitional garments or for those who get too warm easily!