Sandnes - Alpaca
Alpaca from Sandnes yarn is a soft and comfortable four-strand yarn. Alpaca is about three times warmer than regular wool and insulates well. The fiber is hollow, which means that the air can both heat when it's cold and cool when it's hot. Alpaca does not contain lanolin and is therefore suitable for those who are allergic to this.
Sandnes Alpakka is of "superfine" quality, the term used for alpaca fiber between 25-26 microns (micrometers) and is one of the softest alpaca qualities used in hand knitting yarn.
- Material: 100% alpaca
- Suggested needles: 3.5 mm
- Recommended gauge: approx. 22 m = 10 cm
- Weight / length: 50 grams = 110 meters.
- The raw material comes from Peru and Bolivia.
Alpaca: needles 4 = 21 sts
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Wash and care
The yarn producer writes that this yarn can be machine washed on a wool program with wool detergent. Please note that this is only the case if you knit with the yarn alone, if you knit together with other yarn qualities, we at Lilla garnbutiken recommend that you wash by hand.
You can of course wash this garment by hand, we then recommend that you wash with wool detergent, for example Eucalan. Leave the garment in a tub with about 4 liters of water together with a teaspoon of wool detergent. Then gently squeeze out the water and place the garment on a towel. Roll the towel with the garment and squeeze out the water.
If you have a washing machine that can run a spin-only program, you can use this instead of squeezing out the water in a towel. If you are unsure about your washing machine, we recommend that you knit a test patch that you wash and spin to see how the yarn and fabric behave.
Let the garment dry flat, preferably on a towel.