Third-Third-And-A-Third | DK | 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, Suri, and Merino, 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: 33% Huacaya, 33% Suri, 33% Merino
TEXTURE: Plied, slightly fuzzy
UNIT WEIGHT: 100g
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. Both the Suri and Huacaya alpaca in this yarn comes right from the farm's own alpacas, while the different sheepswools are sourced from farms in Ontario. Every skein is carded and spun at Opulent Alpaca's own mini mill, and Isabel dyes the variegated skeins herself. To learn more about Barry and Isabel's farm, visit their website here.
This yarn makes beautiful DK weight socks, as the Suri alpaca adds a nice strength to your knitting - and you only need one skein! It's also great for making scarves and shawls, as the alpaca content provides nice drape. We think it would also make a gorgeous lightweight sweater or long sleeve top.