2 ply, natural color sport Alpaca weight yarn from Washington
Approximately 104 yards.
Footprint from alpaca to yarn – 36 miles.
Range Wool Story: Seated on the banks of the Spokane River sits Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Just 11 miles north of Spokane, Hill Top Alpaca Farm is home many alpacas on Esther’s farm. Alpacas are sheared on her ranch and the fibers sent for processing just 36 miles down the road.
Wool was washed, carded, and spun at Fibers First in Post Falls, Idaho.
- Alpacas are part of the Camelid family, about 15-35 microns.
- Alpacas come in a range of colors from white, brown, tan, grey, and black.
- Alpaca fiber is soft and fluffy with a slight sheen and not much crimp. Lack of crimp can make the yarn heavy and fabric can droop.
- Alpaca is wonderful to drape garments that can be worn next to skin.
Range Wool: Alpaca farms are scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest as both hobby farms and pets.