Alpaca Weaving Yarn ~ Cloud
$ 26.00 USD
Beautifully heathered light gray alpaca weaving yarn, the color of clouds.
A cone of this weaving yarn is exactly what you're looking for when you're looking for alpaca: super soft, cushy, and warm. I source this yarn directly from Arequipa, Peru, where it is made in a mill that has been creating high-quality alpaca yarn for over 90 years. Read all about this yarn and see the available colors here.
3/10 sportweight. 950 yards per 1/2 lb. cone, 20 wpi, recommended sett of 10-16 epi.
I used this fiber to make a scarf the drape is gorgeous and the hand is so soft!
I love this yarn, with one reservation - the Graphite bled when wet finished. I wove the Alpaca Poncho for my husband, expanding the draft in length and width to fit him. I used Graphite as the main color and Cloud for the contrasting bands. I loved working with this yarn, it is very silky. The finished poncho is soft and warm, yet light. My complaint is that when I soaked the fabric in cold water the Graphite bled and stained the Cloud bands. I was stunned at how dark the water became from the dye. When woven, the Cloud bands were nearly white. When finished they are a light gray. My husband doesn't mind, but the contrast is not as strong as I had planned. Just be aware and take precautions to prevent the bleeding (salt and vinegar in the water?) or to catch the color as it bleeds into the water.
This color is beautiful! I’ve used a lot of this alpaca yarn for weaving and recently ordered the Peacock. My fav so far!
I use this yarn for warp and weft. I use one strand for tabby and 3 for pattern when weaving crackle or overshot. I've used it for many throws
I made a poncho with a silk/alpaca fiber and a band of this. The alpaca weaving yarn stuck pretty badly until I used a pickup stick behind the heddle. It’s gorgeous, though, and worked well in other projects.