Fingering, Sock 70% Alpaca, 30% Mulberry Silk
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- Black Friday 2023
- 70% alpaca, 30% mulberry Silk
- 50 g (1.75 oz)
- Yarn Length:
- 166m (182 yds)
- Yarn Weight:
- Fingering, Sock
- Recommended needles:
- 3 mm (US 2.5) - 3.5 mm (US 4)
- Knitting gauge:
- 27 stitches, 40 rows to 10 cm/4"
- Recommended crochet hook:
- 3 mm (US ~D-3)
- Care instructions:
- Hand wash recommended / Do not tumble dry / Dry flat.
Hobbii Alpaca Silk is an extraordinarily fabulous yarn from Peru. It consists of 70% alpaca and 30% silk, a match made in heaven, if you ask us.
The silky-smooth silk adds a slightly shiny look to the yarn and combined with the long, warm alpaca-fibers, it makes the yarn extra durable. Silk Alpaca is a dream to wear and it’s perfect for warm and soft knitting for all kinds of clothing such as shawls, hats and other accessories. This lightweight yarn adds a beautiful drapable finish to any project. You can also combine the yarn with other yarns by adding e.g. a thread of Kid Silk into your work thus making your work extra lightweight.
Alpaca Silk is a fabulous luxury on your needles, so enjoy!
NB! As you may know from many other types of textiles, yarn may contain excess color. The difference is that we don’t sit and pull the newly purchased shirts and pillow cases through our hands for hours on end the same way we do with our craftwork. The repeated rubbing from working with the yarn can, unfortunately, result in color transfering from some darker colors and black. But that doesn’t mean that you can't knit a striped sweater.
Hobbii Alpaca Silk is exclusively dyed with colors and fixatives from European brands that follow the rules and regulations set by the EU. Because EU approved agents are used exclusively to dye the yarn, it can be hard to achieve a good color fastness in fabrics like silk. Therefore, we recommend that you hand wash Alpaca Silk separately.
Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (26)
Was gifted this yarn in Petronia City and made the Dragon Flight shawl by Elizabeth Ravenwood, available on Ravelry. Cannot fault it. Frogs easily without fluffing up, handles well, stitch definition is perfect. Soft and tactile to work with, just a scrummy feel in the hands. Finished fabric lightweight with a beautiful gentle drape. The silk gives it a soft sheen. Like being hugged by a cloud. I can’t comment on washing and drying, but since the shawl took a lot of time and effort and has beading, I’ll be hand washing only. Honestly, this yarn deserves more love. I have my eye on the Arctic Lichen for another shawl. If only I had another lifetime and unlimited funds 😉
Softest yarn ever. Easy to knit. The silk component implies the thread isn't elastic, so care for some loose stitches if you wish to integrate irish designs, for example.
As I wanted to felt it (yes yes), I've thrown my double-sided 10 cm (4 in) square into normal wash at least 5 times. Wow. It came out fluffy and dense as I hoped. This will certainly be wind-proof, thus the felting! Shrinking ratio about 2/3 of the original. My ultimate goal is to knit and then felt ear-muffs, whence I find the right design, as Quebec has very cold winds in winter.
I absolutely LOVE this yarn. It is incredibly soft, and comes out really beautifully without looking too overly fuzzy. I’m making a blanket with it and it’s very moveable and pliable, not stiff at all! After using this yarn, I can’t go back to the other materials I was using. It’s spoiled me! I wish I could add a photo so you could see just how beautiful it looks when woven.
I absolutely LOVE this yarn!!! The quality of it is akin to to much more expensive hand-spun hand-dyed yarns of the same composition, but for a fraction of the price. It is light, soft, buttery, warm, and a dream to work with! I have made a crochet sweater a knit scarf with this yarn and plan to make many more projects. This has to be one of my favorite yarns hobbii offers so far.
I made a friend from work a scarf out of this alpaca silk and she wears it every day as she loves how light and soft it is, so that was a successful handmade gift! For some reason I just love knitting with this super soft yarn so I am slowly slowly knitting a little hat. I only wish I also ordered that pinkish shade in this yarn , it looks so pretty, maybe next time...