Knitting Gauge: 4.5 - 5 sts = 1" on #6 - 9 needles (4.0mm - 5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11 - 14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm - 6.5 mm)
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand Wash / Dry Flat
Two of Peru’s best fibers–wool and alpaca–come together to create Altiplano, a stunning rustic yarn. With 65% wool, Altiplano has plenty of elasticity and memory, and the 35% alpaca provides a light halo after wet blocking. The vibrant colors of Altiplano pay tribute to the region in Peru, and they coordinate perfectly. Use your favorite shades to knit outer layers, like heavy cardigans and pullovers, and pieces that will get heavy wear, like gloves and mittens.
Altiplano features a woolen-spun construction, which means the fibers are not carded to align with each other before spinning. Allowing the fibers to be situated every which way creates pockets of air within the yarn that traps warmth, and it makes it more challenging for fibers to wiggle loose to create pills on the surface of a knit. Altiplano’s construction paired with its alpaca content creates less defined stitches that have an almost airbrushed look. It’s a great choice for low-texture cables, colorwork, and lace.
Charco is a subdued medium blue with natural heathering from the fiber blend. This beautiful blue brings to mind reflections on puddles when the sun comes out after the rain.
Bright like the bird its named after, Cotinga is a saturated, medium turquoise with slight natural heathering from the fiber blend.
Like the leaves of the tree it's named after, Huarango is a dark forest green. Natural heathering from the fiber blend enhances this deep color.
As cheerful as growing reeds in the spring, Torora is a bright pea green. This fresh color coordinates beautifully with almost every single color of Altiplano.
A vibrant yellow, Dorado is incredibly cheerful. It brings to mind happy bumble bees and dandelion blossoms.
Batata is a medium orange with brown undertones like you’d find in a sweet potato. It’s close to being ochre but leans more orange.
Bordering the line between burgundy and dark red like blackberry juice, Mora is a rich color with slight natural heathering from the fiber blend.
As fiery as a pepper, Rocoto is a brick red shade with orange undertones. Natural heathering from the fiber blend enhances the complex color.
A cheerful blush pink, Rubor has warm undertones. It’s reminiscent of light pink peonies.
Deep purple Morado is a saturated color with slight natural heathering from the fiber blend. It’s a balanced purple that doesn’t lean too heavily in either a warm or cool direction.
The soft color of Peruvian soil, Nazca is a subdued medium brown with warm undertones. It’s a sophisticated neutral that pairs well with most colors.
Niebla is a very pale gray with cool undertones. It’s a gorgeous neutral that works well on its own or as a light contrast shade paired with brights.
The darkest of the neutrals, Oscura is a medium slate gray. It makes the lighter shades pop when used as a darker contrast.
Always a classic, Bare is a natural cream shade with warm undertones.