Du Store Alpakka Tweed
Content: 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 20% Donegal
Weight/length: 50 g = approx. 80 m
Recommended needle size: 5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 cm = 17 sts
Care: Hand wash 30°C. Turn inside out before washing. Use laundry bag. Use detergent for wool / silk - preferably organic. Do not use fabric softener. Dry flat.
Du Store Alpakka Tweed
Alpakka Tweed has a classic, rustic touch, but is as soft and lovely as all the other Alpaca yarns from Du Store Alpakka.
Tweed comes in 12 beautiful colours inspired by nature's play of colours.
Clothes made in Alpakka Tweed will be soft and good to wear and keep the shape well after use.
This yarn is easy to knit and is perfect for both clothes and accessories for the whole family.
The rustic touch is perfect together with Du Store Alpakka Fur.
Each time you buy yarn from Du Store Alpakka, you’re supporting the Mirasol school in Peru.
Alpaca - a natural luxury.
Alpaca is one of the world's most exclusive fibre and was once only used by the Inca kings in Peru. If you'd done an important deed to the country, you could be the lucky one to receive some alpaca clothes as a gift – otherwise, this yarn was only for the select few.
The alpaca hair comes from the alpaca that lives high up in the Andes mountains in South America and is one of four animals in the South American camel family.
The animals are relatively rare, which is why the price of the raw material can be high.
Three times as warm as regular wool
Alpaca has many unbeatable abilities that are different from regular wool.
Alpaca is about three times as warm as regular wool.
Alpaca also feels warm when it's cold, and cool when it's warm.
It has «healing properties», which means that rheumatic patients and others with problematic joints are very happy with alpaca.
Alpaca is also not itchy on most people. Alpaca does not contain lanoline – which is great if you're allergic!
How the alpaca wool is treated
Alpaca has a lovely glow and contains a lot of sulphur.
It's therefore wise to hang the alpaca clothes out to be aired out since it will clean itself.
If you need to wash the clothes, use Milo, Woolite or a good hair shampoo, wash by hand with a lot of lukewarm water.
Let the clothes dry flat in its proper shape, preferably on a towel.
This way the garment will keep looking great for many years.
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