100% Rare New Zealand - Alpaca and Super Fine Merino 8-ply
The Rare Alpaca and Merino 8-ply line of yarn is produced in New Zealand by The Rare Yarns Company, which uses the finest natural fibres and colours of alpaca and sheep to create beautiful natural yarns. Their commitment is to preserve the diversity of rare breeds, rare colours and rare yarns. They support farming and breeding practices that are environmentally responsible, humane and contribute and contribute to the sustainable futures of indigenous peoples and their lands.
These unique yarns provide subtle shifts of texture and colours. They are light to wear, gloriously soft to touch and exceptionally warm. Rare Yarns works well with the simple, elegant and sometimes funky, patterns, many of which are designed by Melbourne Textile Fashion Designer - Zoe Bradshaw.
Composition: 80% Alpaca, 20% Super fine Merino
Ball size: 50g
Meterage: approximately 100 metres / 110 yards
Tension: 22 sts & 30 rows to 10 cm
Needle size: 4mm; UK 8; US 6
Washability: Cold hand wash, cold rinse, gently squeeze extra water, dry flat indoors. Do not rub, bleach, tumble dry or dry clean.
The Nightshade, Humus and Camel colours are made with dye-free Alpaca.
Note: These shades can be mixed and matched with the Rare Essentials Merino, Alpaca, Silk and Mohair 8-ply range, as they share ply, meterage, tension and needle size.