Fiber Content: 100% Baby Alpaca
Weight: Lace Weight
Knitting Gauge: Lace weight
Crochet Gauge:
Yards: 440
Grams: 50
Put Up: hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn

$7.69 50g / hank


Alpaca Cloud Lace Yarn is a soft, light, and amazingly warm fiber made of the finest grade of 100% baby alpaca.  Perfect for shawls and light accessories, Alpaca Cloud can also be doubled for gorgeous garments you’ll wear constantly. Alpaca Cloud will give you an endless range of hues for projects sure to become your absolute favorites.
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“In Alpaca Cloud, you have what feels like a medium-range baby alpaca in a delicate and extremely affordable laceweight yarn. The two component strands have been plied together at a relaxed angle, lending a smooth fluidity to the yarn. But once washed, a modest, blurry bloom appears over the surface of your knitted fabric for a soft, cozy effect.” Interweave Knits, Winter 2007

5 out of 5 stars

I am addicted to this yarn. Have been using it to make Bridgewater shawls for friends. Also have bought some for a round shawl or two. Have not run into any problems when winding off the hanks. I will comment to new converts that the yarn is not very ‘sticky’ meaning that dropped stitches run like cheap stockings! This isn’t a fault of the yarn, but must represent a difference between fibers from alpacas and sheep. I agree with Svitlana and others - do not discontinue this yarn for 100 years or more, and please, please add more COLORS - solids and heathered/blends!

5 out of 5 stars

What a yarn! Buttery soft in the hank, light and airy knitted up - before blocking alpaca fiber is pretty hideous, but is absolutely stunning after being pinned out. As a wool user who tends to block aggressively, I was nervous about the alleged lack of memory inherent to the fiber but had no problems. Also the hanks were not at all tangled and made for perhaps the easiest winding experience I've had. I'm disappointed, however, that so many of the classy, subtle color options for this yarn are being discontinued - not enough to dock a star, but I would still love to see a larger palette. Knitpicks would always have a loyal customer for it...

1 out of 5 stars

I usually love this yarn--good color variety, great price. But I recently purchased several hanks of the lace weight and experience many problems with Wonderland Heather. It tangles very easily partly because there were at least four ends throughout. Parts of the yarn were frayed, there was a knot in part, and there were the loose ends. Spent a couple of hours untangling all this when I was trying to roll the hank into a ball. Hopefully the quality control on this yarn will improve because I love the price, texture and color selection. NOTE FROM KNIT PICKS: Please contact our customer service at 1-800-574-1323. While a knot or two does come up occasionally, there should not be loose ends and frayed sections. We will be happy to take care of that for you.

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great yarn! Super soft, and the colors are fantastic. I'm holding it double with another alpaca yarn for a sweater.

1 out of 5 stars

POOR QUALITY CONTROL. Generally this yarn is fine. However I received one skein (Rochester) that was very difficult to wind. There were at least four ends and I had to take it off my swift to wind it as the threads went hither and yon. I ended up with four balls of varying sizes, although the total came to the correct weight at 51 grams. I'm definitely questioning Knitpicks' quality control.

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