DK Weight | The Opulent Alpaca
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
This buttery soft yarn is made in Cape Breton at the Opulent Alpaca farm. With different blends of alpacas and wools, this yarn has everything a knitter could ask for - softness, strength, warmth, drape with just enough structure, 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: Various blends (shown in label photos)
TEXTURE: Plied, slightly fuzzy
UNIT WEIGHT: 100-125g
METERAGE: 205 meters (225 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 4mm (US 6)
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 yarns have gorgeous drape and warmth, so we think they'd be perfect for shawl knitting! They would also make for beautiful garments like sweaters and vests, or for accessories like hats and mitts. The more wool content, the more structure you'll get. And the more alpaca content, the more drape. You can match these yarns to certain projects accordingly, based on the fiber content.