Du Store Alpakka STERK
Content: 40% Alpaca, 40% Merino wool, 20% Nylon
Weight/length: 50 g = approx. 137 m
Recommended needle size: 3.5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 cm = 22 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 STERK
STERK is a soft, durable yarn in 40% alpaca and 40% merino wool reinforced with 20% nylon.
It is perfect for socks, but because it is so soft you can also wear it for gloves, hats and other clothes.
The yarn has the same knitting tension as Mirasol, and you can replace these two yarns with each other.
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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