DROPS Andes is spun from 2 strands in the traditional combination of 65% Peruvian Highland wool and 35% superfine alpaca. The mixture brings out the alpaca's silky surface, while the wool gives the yarn better shape stability. The yarn fibers are untreated, which means that it is only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it also provides a better shape and texture to finished garments.
DROPS Andes contains some mixed colours, which means the wool is manufactured by carding the colours together before spinning, giving it a mixed effect. Very easy to work with thick needles and hooks and ideal for felting, DROPS Andes is perfect for winter garments, accessories and interior patterns. Made in Peru
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Content: 65% Peruvian Highland wool, 35% superfine alpaca
Weight: 100 grams / 3.5 oz
Length: 90 meters / 98 yards
Gauge: 10 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 9.0mm / US 13
Hand wash cold, max 30°C/86F. Air dry flat or intentionally feltable in the dryer.