Your email has been added to our list! Please check your inbox for a welcome message and a code to get free shipping on your first order.

Why, hello there! Your email is already on our list, so you're one of the first to know about Knit Picks exclusives, sales, and offers.

No, thanks!
Fiber Content: 100% Superfine Alpaca
Weight: Aran
Knitting Gauge: 4 - 4.75 sts = 1" on #7 - 9 needles (4.5mm-5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 246
Grams: 100
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

Purchase Needles & Hooks
Read Reviews (25):
4.120000 out of 5 stars

Simply Alpaca Aran

$12.99 100g / Hank

You’d have to be an alpaca to get a more natural fiber, this is all of the compelling, next-to-skin softness of alpaca for the sustainably minded. The natural warmth of alpaca fiber combine with the heavier weight to create a wonderful yarn for luxuriously cozy garments and accessories that knit up in a trice. No dyes or bleach are used to process the yarn; a full spectrum of natural shades are created by meticulously sorting the fiber. As colors are naturally occurring, some variation from skein to skein is normal.
  Browse by color

    Loading yarn color options...
  • Patterns
  • Customer Picks

5 out of 5 stars

I love this beautiful soft yarn and am currently knitting up a sweater but it should be categorized as DK / light worsted, not as Aran. I use US6mm/4.00mm needles

4 out of 5 stars

This is definitely not aran weight yarn, more like DK. Pay attention to the yards per gram. Nonetheless, I used it for a baby blanket so gauge was not critical. It's soft, warm, and very voluminous when folded. Turned out beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely, love this yarn! Bought color Alfonse, made cabled hat. It is very warm and soft.

5 out of 5 stars

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous yarn! I bought the dark grey Alexis shade, and am currently using it held together with a natural black pure alpaca yarn from my stash to create a bulky tweed cardigan. It's amazingly light and fluffy, and luxurious to knit with. I can't wait to wear this jacket. Wow. I'm going to purchase as much of this yarn as I can, in case it's only around for the short term.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is wonderfully soft I love the natural color range. It's definitely a little lighter than an Aran like other reviews have said, but I didn't find it as dramatic a difference as some. I swatched for a shawl on size 6-9 needles and found 9 was the biggest I could go for something that I'm ok with being a bit airy & drapey. If i was aiming for a tighter neater stitch, I would have been much happier with the swatch with size 7 needles. I'm working on the shawl now so I can't speak to how the yarn holds up over time but it's a dream to knit with.

See All Reviews