Altair

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Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, “The Eagle”. The Arabs, who also saw a large flying eagle in this constellation, called it elnars-el-tair, from which the name Altair was derived.

As a curiosity, this star is about four times more voluminous than our Sun.

It goes very well with Capella.

Recommendations for different skin types: colour highly recommended for dark skin. It is not recommended for medium skins, as yellows are not colours that suit this type of skin. For fair skin combine it with Capella.

Features and details:

70% Baby Alpaca – 30% Mulberry silk
Fingering thickness
Approx. 400 m per 100 g
Recommended knitting needles: 2.25 – 3.25 mm (US 1-3)
Sample (stockinette stitch): 23 s and 29 rows in 10cm/4 in with 3.5 mm needles
Recommended crochet hook needles: 2.25 – 3.5 mm

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Description

Yarn for knitting a fine jumper

Baby alpaca yarn comes from the first shearing and is even softer than normal alpaca wool. It is very warm, warmer than sheep wool, it does not itch, it is strong and hypoallergenic. It is perfect for knitting baby clothes.

Because it has so good properties, the clothes you knit with it will have a better quality than even cashmere and mohair.  The garments last for many years due to the resistance of the fibre.

Why does alpaca yarn does not produce allergies? Because it does not contain lanolin, so it is perfect for people who have very delicate skin. It also has a low water absorption, so it does not suffer from deformations.

Of course, just like sheep’s wool, it is flame retardant, which means it is fire resistant.

How to block alpaca and silk yarn?

In our experience, it is enough to stretch the garment and pin it on a mat (or any surface that allows it), spray it with water and a few drops of your favourite essential oil or perfume for wool using a spray bottle and soak it well and then wait until it is perfectly dry to remove it. In this step you can use and enjoy our perfume for yarn.

How to care for alpaca garments?

Hand wash:

Put in water, leave to soak and apply neutral soap. Rub gently and rinse with new water.

To remove excess water, open a towel, put the garment on top and roll it up without tightening. DO NOT STRESS as you may deform the garment.

Dry in the shade (to keep the colours longer) and horizontally.

Sustainability: Beautiful yarns…

…that take care of your health… Synthetic fibres do not allow the skin to breathe and make it irritate, and many of them are petroleum products that have been dyed with dyes containing heavy metals and other toxic substances. Natural fibres, however, allow the skin to ventilate while protecting against the cold and insulating against heat.

… and the environment… Alpaca, being a natural fibre, is made using more environmentally friendly techniques. It is also 100% biodegradable.

In addition, alpaca fibres from Peru, such as these, are fair trade fibres. This means that higher (fair) prices are offered to the producers so that they can produce under better conditions, the situation of the workers is also taken care of and the improvement of their conditions is sought.

 

Additional information

Weight0,1 kg

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