DROPS - Alpaca
It is no coincidence, that the South American alpacas knows how to stay warm. Their soft, thick and slightly curly fur makes them perfectly adapted in a landscape that is characterized by extremes, both when it comes to wind, sun and rain. These important qualities have made the alpaca wool world famous and last but not least desired.
With a knitted scarf in alpaca yarn, you won't have to worry about strong winds, ventilation or rainy days. If you are missing a new knitting project, alpaca is a very good choice, since it is comfortable most of the year and during all kinds of weather. Besides being practical, the wool from the alpaca is also known to be extremely soft and very smooth.
Qualities of the Alpaca Yarn
The wool is suitable for cardigans and other types of sweaters. It is also suitable for people with particularly sensitive skin, who are looking for a scarf that is as good as itch-free - but the wool also adds a little extra luxury, that provides warmth and comfort to anyone who appreciates craftsmanship, that comes with a high knit quality.
Alpaca is sold in the natural colours, that these animals have in nature. These colours alone, actually provide a substantially, larger colour palette than what you might think at first. The yarn can be purchased in everything, from light sand colours to whole black. You can also get alpaca in whole white or in light gray shades.
If you want even more colour on the knitwear, you can also choose to buy coloured yarn. In this case everything is possible - from mailbox red to sunshine yellow.
The different colours and types can also be mixed and create beautiful patterns in both strong and natural colours which makes you think of alpaca's home country in South America.
What if all one's previous knitting projects have ended up being scarves only? Or if there is simply no one in your circle, who needs a jersey or socks? In that case, the alpaca can also be used for more alternative projects. Because of its softness, an obvious choice would be to make hats and gloves, that can really shape after its owner when it has been used a couple of times.
But it can also be used as a cover for various pillows at home and in the Holiday Home. With its softness and robustness, it is obvious to use, if you need a new cover for the couch pillows for example.
If you for example want to use the yarn for a more personalized gift, such as to knit a teddy bear for the little new one in the family, alpaca is also an excellent option. The yarn is so soft that the little one can almost use the teddy bear as a small pillow for the after-dinner nap.