Brigadoon Fiber Farm

Bringing Fine Alpaca Fibers, Yarns and More, to You!


10 Reasons to Love Alpaca Yarn

Posted by bwwoolery@outlook.com on June 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Dubbed the green sheep and the miracle fiber, alpaca gets a lot of love from knitters and crocheters. Alpacas are really cute, fluffy animals whose fleece is prized as a luxury fiber. They are tough little creatures and they have been part of our fiber story for millennia.


Is alpaca fiber really all that? Yup! Here’s ten reasons why you should you consider adding alpaca yarn to your stash.

1 - Alpaca is softer than cashmere, and you won’t have to unravel thrift store sweaters to feel good about using it.

2 - Alpaca is stronger than sheep’s wool. Alpaca fiber is hollow, making it firm but fine and soft. It is 7 times warmer and stronger than sheep’s wool, producing garments that last longer.

3 - Alpaca farming is sustainable. Alpacas are free roaming on farms and serve as guard animals (edited: we DO NOT condone using Alpaca as guard animals. They are not Llamas.) They are shorn once a year. Since alpaca is a natural fiber, it will biodegrade at the end of its useful life. This might be a long time since garments made from alpaca fiber can last decades and look as good as new.

4 - Alpaca fiber is available in a range of natural shades. Alpacas can be white, brown, fawn, black and lots of shades in between. The variety of natural tones means you can use undyed alpaca yarn and avoid the issue of pollution from dyes.

5 - Alpaca is a great alternative to wool if you are allergic to sheep wool. Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and doesn’t contain lanolin. This means it doesn’t need to be treated and it traps less dirt and allergens. If you are allergic to sheep’s wool, wearing a sweater made from alpaca yarn won’t bother your skin.

6 - Great for Sensitive Skin – for all the above reasons, alpaca yarn is ideal for knitting hats and clothing for babies and children with sensitive skin.

7 - Can alpaca be felted? Yes, and nicely! Like all animal fiber, alpaca yarn is feltable. The result is light, soft and warm without the coarseness of felt from sheep’s wool.

8 - Alpaca fiber is considered naturally flame resistant.

9 - Alpaca fiber is naturally water resistant and water repellant. It wicks water away and absorbs very little.

10 - You can support you local economy by using alpaca yarn for your knit or crochet projects. Alpaca farms are easy to find and they usually sell their fiber or handspun yarn and/or supply local yarn shops.


And #11 – Bonus Reason to love using alpaca yarn: Alpacas are just too darn cute!

Reposted from http://sakeenah.com/alpaca-yarn/

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


11:18 AM on December 14, 2020 
Buy Clomid Online From India RogsoyncDync
url=https://bansocialism.com/ says...
best place to buy cialis online forum
Unfift Filagra Oral Jelly
11:40 AM on March 30, 2021 
url=https://vskamagrav.com/ says...
canada oil kamagra chewable
1:47 AM on May 4, 2021 
buying cialis online safely[/url]
Reply Cialis
1:42 AM on August 29, 2021 
Clavamox Without A Prescription
Reply oripurb
10:43 PM on August 31, 2021 
Reply squeeperm
3:15 PM on September 8, 2021 
http://buytadalafshop.com/ - tadalafil generic vs cialis
Reply mepifeWef
1:37 PM on September 10, 2021 
buying cheap propecia
Reply Plaquenil
3:03 AM on September 16, 2021 
Cephalexin 500mg For Dogs
Reply Acquinc
12:58 PM on September 18, 2021 
plaquenil hydroxychloroquine
Reply furosemide tablets to buy
10:35 AM on September 20, 2021 
Cialis Cruz Verde
Reply Bywhess
6:37 PM on September 20, 2021 
Reply Zithromax
12:25 AM on September 21, 2021 
Contraindicaciones Del Viagra En Jovenes
Reply pratienia
8:30 AM on September 21, 2021 
Reply pitereita
8:02 AM on September 22, 2021 
Reply gabapentin 200mg
4:49 AM on October 6, 2021 
Cialis Professionnel
Reply Trearly
7:26 PM on October 9, 2021 
Reply Owensenia
11:48 AM on October 10, 2021 
https://buyneurontine.com/ - does gabapentin cause weight gain
Reply engerne
1:16 PM on October 10, 2021 
how to take prednisone 10mg for 5 days
Reply Cialis
9:34 PM on October 30, 2021 
Comprar Cialis Valencia
Reply Stromectol
6:39 PM on October 31, 2021 
Is There Colchicine In The Uae