Fiber Content: 100% Baby Alpaca
Weight: Sport Weight
Knitting Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3 - 5 needles (3.25mm-3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 16–20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks (3.5mm - 4.5mm)
Yards: 110
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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4.916666 out of 5 stars

Andean Treasure Yarn

$7.69 50g / ball


Beautiful heathered colors add depth to this super-soft and warm yarn made from baby alpaca fiber. Alpaca fibers are sorted by their diameter (micron count), and the finest fibers are the softest. Baby alpaca is one of the softest and finest classifications of alpaca, and you will definitely enjoy the luxurious feel of this yarn against your skin. The softness is irresistible - count the number of hugs you get when wearing a sweater in Andean Treasure vs. other sweaters, and this one will win, hands down! Excellent for items that are worn close to you - scarves, vests, legwarmers, pullovers, even mittens. Feltable.
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“The yarn's exquisite softness makes it perfect for any next-to-the-skin garment, especially one that could benefit from alpaca's heavy, relaxed, fluid drape.” Knitters Review

"I have quite a soft spot for alpaca, and Andean Treasure is no exception. The drape is excellent and the knitted fabric is luscious, but what really did me in were the heathered colors. There is so much depth in this yarn that it seems to glow from within. I love it!"
-Kerin D., Knit Picks Garment Designer

"I just finished a vest for my sister in Andean Treasure, and I loved working with it. The yarn showed off my delicate cables nicely, and the finished project has the perfect drape and sheen. The alpaca makes it toasty-warm, which is perfect for her winter wardrobe."
-Alison B., Knit Picks Education & Multimedia Manager

As seen in Knitty, Fall 2006, Sugar on Snow Pattern

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful yarn! I like it for hats, scarves and anything worn close to the face. It is so soft!! I have not tried washing it yet so I do not know it pills. KnitPicks - More colors, please!!!

5 out of 5 stars

Hello, my grandkids ( 4 and 6) loved the scarves I Knitted for them, they want them in different colors and now with the rest of the yarn I have I am making hats, mittens and globes. Winter is around the corner!!! Like everybody else I wish you have more colors. This yarn is beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars

I finished the cardigan sweater I was making with this yarn and it it the softest, snuggly, warmest sweater I have ever owned! I love this yarn even though it might split some when knitting and and is probably best knitted with wooden needles (which I used). I also found a couple of skeins that had been spliced part way though, but it other than one, they were felted splices and after knitting were not noticeable. I also used a felted splice to join skeins when knitting to save on wasted yarn. I will say that it seems to shed some but I think a short trip through the gentle air cycle of my dryer should remove that. I will definitely be making more projects with this yarn!

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn! So soft and a joy to knit! Please Knit Picks, more colors!

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is gloriously soft and the prairie heather is a lovely mustard color. I initially purchased to make a cowl but when I received the yarn I decided to order additional skeins and make a lace pattern cardigan. Best decision ever. I only wish I could order in 100 gram skeins.

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