Bulky Weight | The Opulent Alpaca
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
This squishy chunky yarn is made in Cape Breton at the Opulent Alpaca farm. With a softly-spun slubby single ply, this yarn knits up fast and makes for fun accessory projects!
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: Wool/Alpaca blend
TEXTURE: single ply, fuzzy
UNIT WEIGHT: 80g
METERAGE: 68 meters (75 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 8-9mm (US 11-13)
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 alpaca fiber in these yarns comes right from the farm's own alpacas, while the wools are sourced from 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.
These bulky yarns are perfect for quick and fun accessories like hats, mitts, and cowls! The slubbiness will add texture and interest to the fabric, and the twist will relax after blocking, showing off the alpaca content to its fullest.