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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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4.907407 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

4 out of 5 stars

Loved the softness of the yarn & the way it knits up. My sister requested a pair of Fair Isle mittens, and I'm having trouble imagining giving these puppies away after finishing! It's a dream to knit with. My only minor issue is colorways not quite matching image / description. The Midnight Heather that I bought is definitely dark green without even a hint of blue; not evident from far away, but quite obvious up close. With the pattern being a recreation of the night sky, not ideal, but like I said, you can't really tell from far away - it looks more like black from far away.

5 out of 5 stars

I just started a hat with this lovely yarn. I'm so so happy I chose this. Never in my life have i felt yarn this soft. How am i supposed to knit with any other yarns now? This is like having a kitten in my hand while I'm knitting. The stitch definition is just remarkable. Its beautiful. I'm knitting the lonely wolf pattern for my husband. I cannot wait to give it to him. I need more of this yarn now. I'm going to order 3 more skeins for myself, you won't be disappointed if you buy this yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn and have done several projects with it. But please Knit Picks adds some pretty bright colors. A pretty yellow or bright green, and maybe a valentine red. That would be lovely if you did, and I am sure there are many out there that would love to have some in the bright, pretty colors as well. I know I would immediately snap some up. :)

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn for knitting gloves. Starting another pair today. No one has ever refused a pair of gloves from this yarn. In fact I can hardly keep up with the demand.

5 out of 5 stars

Knits up beautifully into a luxurious-feeling fabric. I got Midnight and Fog, and on my screen Midnight looked like a sort of a rich, royal blue, but in person it comes off as more of a reeeeeeaaaaaaaally deep teal. The colors still work beautifully together and this is probably my favorite project ever.

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