Alpaca yarn has a softness that easily competes with mohair and cashmere and is well suited for garments that will rest directly against the skin. A dense fiber, alpaca yarn provides excellent stitch definition and works wonderfully for textured patterns. If you’re looking to knit cables or ribbing, consider an alpaca blend to help keep your garment light.
Huacaya and Suri alpaca
There are two main breeds of alpaca; the Huacaya alpaca which has a dense and curly crimped coat, and the Suri alpaca which has more lustrous but less curly hair that hangs down the body with a middle part down its back. More about alpaca fiber
Alpacas have a calm temperament
Alpacas are calm by nature but also easily scarred by loud noises and running kids. Best way to approach them: sit down and wait for them to come and kiss your nose!...more