Louet Eastport 70% Alpaca 30% Merino wool Yarn
Luxury Eastport Alpaca yarn, 70% Alpaca (Huacaya & Suri)/ 30% Merino wool .
- Colour Snowy Natural
- DK Wt.
- 75 gr Skeins (150 yds)
- 3.75- 4.0 mm needles (5-6 US)
- 5-5.5 sts per inch
- 900 yds/lb
- 70% Alpaca 30% Merino
- Hand Wash Only
The town of Eastport is a small, remote fishing village located at the most eastern point in the United States. With its long, cold winters, Eastport offers a space and the time for fireplaces and hot chocolate to work on those projects that will be special and enduring.
*NB: To my dismay this fiber is no longer available at my supplier but I do have a supply in my stash that should last for a while.
This yarn is suitable for wearing next to the skin and is especially suitable for knitting for baby. It would be lovely for a scarf or a lightweight shawl, or for sweaters, hats and mitts, gloves, scarves, neckwarmers, blankets or shawls, baby sweaters and baby blankets, almost anything you can dream up.
The fiber these marvelous and very beautiful animals provide for us has several unique characteristics. Alpaca fiber is warm and soft making it very comfortable to wear while the superior draping qualities help make a unique fashion statement.
Yarn spun from the Alpaca fiber is durable and light as well as soft and silky. It is even warmer than wool, repels water and when it does get wet, like wool, it is still thermal. Unlike wool, however, it is not prickly and is thus hypo allergic….. More about Alpaca
A natural protein fiber, Wool is probably the most popular choice of fibers when warmth, weather proofing and durability are desired. Wool is warm, even when wet, absorbs moisture and takes dyes very well although it also comes in many different natural colours. Because softness is one of the characteristics that I personally prefer in a yarn or garment most of our handknits and handspun yarns made of wool are from Merino fleeces or other very soft wools such as Polwarth. …. More about Wool
Please use a gently wool wash such as “Soak”. The yarn or garment made from this yarn may be hand washed in lukewarm to cold water. Gently squeeze out excess moisture, roll in a towel to release more moisture and lay flat to dry away from direct heat and sun.