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VT Baby Alpaca/Merino Wool Yarn
WE ARE MAKING THESE SKEINS TO ORDER. This is a Pre-Buy Program.
2-ply “Baby” 330 yds/2oz. Combed
50% Vermont Wayfarer Farm Baby Alpaca/ 50% Mountain Merino® Wool
The baby alpaca for this program comes from local Fayston Vermont based Wayfarer Farm and combines with merino wool from Mountain Meadow Wool. Both are family owned businesses and the quality of this yarn excellent.
Initial handknitting tests of this yarn confirmed that this is suitable for hand knitting.
Fabulous tensile strength with great elasticity (maintains structure when stretched)
In needle sizes 1 - 3 it knits pretty opaque so it’s a great candidate for socks, hats, gloves
In needle sizes 4 - 6 it knits up more translucent but holds it’s shape well and would be great for all season lightweight sweaters
Good size for stranded colorwork such as Fairisle patterns.
After washing and blocking it was found that the number of rows per inch will increase a bit. The stitches per inch remain essentially the same as before washing. So , we found that washing tightens up the stitch tension vertically more than horizontally. Stockinette stitch was used for the test samples.
At this time we should be able to meet most demand. We will advise lead-times based on when orders are placed. Feel free to call us to discuss your needs. (802) 498 3266.