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A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£14.00£19.00

A&P Alpaca & Silk 4 Ply

£14.00£19.00

Soft and silky alpaca made even more silky with the addition of, well, silk.  Alpaca is lighter and softer than wool and has a beautiful drape but lacks its elasticity.  The silk adds strength and a gentle sheen to the yarn which makes the most beautiful shawls and scarves and is brilliant for lace work.

Ball weight and length – 100g./400 m.
Tension – 28 stitches and 38 rows to 10 cm/4 inch square
Recommended needle – 3.25mm
Fibre – 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
Washing – Hand wash only using a gentle detergent.

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.

A&P Alpaca & Silk Lace

£19.00

A&P Alpaca & Silk Lace

£19.00

The softest baby alpaca spun with silk to give strength.  A light, airy yarn with a lovely soft sheen, the halo from the alpaca won’t obscure your stitches.  Hand dyed in small batches each skein is 800 metres, enough for a shawl.

Ball weight and length  –  100g./800m.
Fibre  –  80% Baby Alpaca, 20% silk
Washing  –  Hand wash only using a gentle detergent

Ainsworth & Prin yarn is hand dyed in small batches.  We try to achieve consistent colours but each skein is unique so when using more than one skein of a colour in a project we really recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows.