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

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$6.50 - $12.99 100g / Hank  Original Price: $12.99

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. Retail: $12.99
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5 out of 5 stars

Just a warning to those who are planning to make sweaters from this - or any other 100% alpaca yarn. Yes, it's incredibly soft. And very warm. However, unlike wool, it will stretch out. Better to get an alpaca/wool blend for things like sweaters. Pure alpaca works better - in the long run - in things like hats, mittens, winter scarves and shawls.

4 out of 5 stars

I really like this yarn- soft and lofty with a bit of halo, but like others have stated, it is definitely not Aran weight - more like a DK. The label on the yarn says 4-4.75 sts per inch on size 10-11 needles. I’d say that if you use 10-11 needles you will wind up with a lace fabric.

5 out of 5 stars

Not sure what everyone's expectations are for Aran weight, so I actually looked it up and found Weight Needles Gauge in SS(4") Medium(worsted/aran) 7–9 16 - 20sts I swatched using an 8 and got 18 sts. I had to go down to a size 6 to actually get 20 sts. The fabric was fine - not too flimsy. The alpaca is light so you actually get more yardage per 100g than something like City Tweed Aran. I plan on using this for a worsted/aran pattern without worries. It's beautiful. I just ordered more.

2 out of 5 stars

Knitpicks needs to get their information correct on this yarn. The yarn itself is nice but it's NOT Aran weight and it has nothing to do with being a "gauge complainer". The website shows needles 7-9 HOWEVER the label shows needles 10-11. This is a light 2 ply yarn and much closer to a DK as others suggest. This definitely a "mis-labeled" product.

5 out of 5 stars

You know what, gauge complainers, make a swatch and adjust. This yarn is awesome, it makes a dreamy soft fabric for a totally reasonable price. I made my daughter a cardigan, and I’m going to get more of this for myself when it’s back in stock. Love. Love. Love.

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