Handpainted Alpaca and Silk 4 Ply / Fingering Weight Yarn

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Handpainted Alpaca and Silk 4 Ply / Fingering Weight Yarn

£18.50

Handpainted Turqoise and ‘Jewel’ alpaca and silk 4 Ply / Fingering knitting yarn and toning skeins of kettle dyed turquoise. Available in 100gm twisted skeins of a luxurious blend of 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Mulberry Silk 4 ply knitting yarn. hand dyed in my home studio using a hand painting technique to create a truly unique colourway. Soft and silky with fabulous drape.

Choose handpainted ‘Jewel’ colourway or toning kettle dyed turquoise with a very subtle variegation. Or a mix of both to create a truly unique item.

Baby silk 4ply is affordable luxury at it’s best and is especially suited to weaving, knitting and crochet scarves, shawls, wraps, baby and adult garments.

Colour: Hand Painted ‘Jewel’ or kettle dyed ‘Turquoise’
28sts and 36 rows to 10cm / 4″ on US 2 / 3.25mm needles
400 metres / 437 yards per 100 grams.
3/12 nm

A wonderful yarn for next to the skin garments. Hand wash using a wool detergent below 30C. Blot, pull into shape and dry flat. Avoid wringing and twisting.

At three times the warmth of sheep’s wool Baby alpaca is incredibly warm, light weight and strong with hypoallergenic properties. It’s safe to wear if you have skin allergies as it does not contain lanolin. The silk content gives it a shiny smooth lustre for a touch of luxury.

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