Alpakka

Alpakka

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Dale Alpakka is an exclusive 3-ply worsted in 100% pure alpaca wool
Gauge – 25 stitches per 4 inches on size 2-4 US needles
50 g/ball, approx 145 yards; hand wash, dry flat

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Dale Garn’s Alpakka is an exclusive 3-ply worsted in 100% pure alpaca wool. Dale Alpakka is high quality and has gotten very good results when testing various alpaca qualities on the market.

Alpaca yarn is a relatively new quality in the Norwegian market but has for some years now been a very sought after and exclusive material within the fashion industry internationally. It is important to know that it produced many different qualities alpaca yarn, the difference has to do with sorting fibers from animals and whether it is young animals (baby alpaca) or older animals.

For thousands of years in Inca cultures, alpaca wool material was grown and processed in different colors and qualities. Alpacas also had a central place in Inca religious ceremonies; it was regarded as “a sacred” yarn, and for many years was a secret from the rest of the world. Alpaca yarn was “discovered” in the mid-1800s by Englishman Sir Titus, who immediately realized its immense quality. The yarn was considered so valuable both because of the exotic ancestry and the religious compound, that only the English royal family and the aristocracy were given access and opportunity to use it.

Alpaca fibers are all three times stronger and seven times warmer than lambs wool. This is because alpaca live on the Peruvian plains 3,000 – 4,500 meters above sea level where temperatures can drop down to minus 20 degrees at night!

Gauge – 25 stitches per 4 inches on size 2-4 US needles
50 g/ball, approx 145 yards; hand wash

 

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Color

0004 Light Grey Heather, 0007 Slate, 0009 Snow, 0010 Off White, 0083 Charcoal, 0090 Black, 1173 Turquoise, 1785 Brown, 2231 Lime Green, 2242 Soft Grey Green, 2288 Mole, 2417 Yellow, 2611 Cream, 2619 Sand, 2642 Beige, 2719 Moss Green, 2835 Adobe, 2846 Mustard, 3609 Orange, 3841 Beige Heather, 4018 Red, 4137 Burgundy, 4203 Powder Pink, 4263 Bordeaux, 4435 Lilac, 4613 Petal Pink, 4616 Rose, 4845 Purple, 4911 Goosewing Grey, 5041 Taupe, 5142 Soft Lilac, 5236 Lavender, 5563 Cobalt, 5771 Aqua, 5813 Light Blue, Med Blue Heather, 5853 Blue Jean, 5931 Soft Grey Blue, 6054 Teal, 6314 Apple Green, 6943 Sea Green, 8140 Pink, 8152 Green, 8156 Apricot, 8231 Soft Green, 8246 Green, 9611 Bottle Green, 9853 Linden Green, 9901 Pale Yellow, 9902 Pink, 9903True Red, 9904 Grass Green, 9905 Petrol, 9906 Dark Denim, 9907 Corn, 9908 Ochre, 9909 Terracotta, 9910 Royal Purple, 9911 Red Violet, 9912 Dark Olive, 9951 Oceans Space Dye, 9952 Berries Space Dye, 9953 Early Autumn Space Dye, 9954 Seascape Space Dye, 9955 Grey Rose Space Dye, 9956 Neutral Space Dye

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