"I’m knitting a pullover for my daughter out of Cadena. This bulky weight Peruvian wool/alpaca blend will keep her warm on damp, chilly days this winter while she is riding her horse and cleaning out stalls. Cadena is a durable, long-wearing yarn that will keep up with her 10-year-old energy level."
-Diedre H., Knit Picks Senior Inventory Manager
"One [of my friends] said (quite snarkily) that she was allergic to wool and could tell because she always broke out immediately. Ummm, she was cuddled up with a wool for sure. It was Cadena in a red color that was a gift to me by another enabling knitting witch (whom I love dearly for introducing me to Knit Picks). oooh it was so tempting to call her out on this, but I decided to check on her the next day to see if she had reacted. Sure enough, she was fine and I told her the content of the yarn of the blanket. She was shocked! "but it wasn't scratchy!, you must be mistaken..."
Thanks for making the 'Good' stuff available,"
Sharon, Knit Picks Customer
"Cadena is a sturdy, no-nonsense yarn that is cushiony and soft and will produce garments that last for years. The speedy gauge lets you quickly knit larger outwear garments. Textured stitches and cables really stand out, adding interest to more utilitarian coats, jackets and ponchos. The longer superfine alpaca fibers give the yarn just a little bit of sheen and increase the warmth-to-weight ratio of the wool." -Knit N Style Magazine, February 2011