Sandnes Garn – Alpakka
Sandnes Garn Alpakka is a 100% alpaca DK yarn for any knitter or crocheter out there with sensitive skin. Alpaca is one of the softest fibres there out there and is generally better tolerated by people with skin conditions. Please note that alpaca is also a little less elastic than wool and can stretch over time. To increase the durability of your fabric you might consider knitting at a slightly tighter gauge. This yarn is the perfect combination of softness and drape which feels very luxurious. Amazingly it is machine washable on a gentle wool cycle up to 30 degrees and so very easy to care for.
Sandnes Garn is an icon of Norwegian knitwear which was first founded in 1888 in the industrial city of Sandnes. They are one of the oldest spinning mills in Norway. The alpacas this yarn comes from live in Peru 3000 meters above sea level where they feed on natural vegetation. The farming of alpacas doesn’t require the use of fertiliser.
Weight: DK (double-knitting)
Fibre: 100% alpaca – non-superwash
Ball: 50 g = 110 m (120 yds)
Needle size: 3.50 mm – 4.00 mm (US 4 – 6)
Gauge: 22 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
Spin: worsted spun
Fibre Origin: Peru
Processed: milled in Peru and Norway & dyed in Norway. Sandnes Garn is increasing shifting the milling of the Alpakka back to Norway.
Care: machine washable on a cool wool cycle (hand washing recommended to prolong the life of your knitwear)