Alpaca Yarn

Soft, Spongy & Elastic Alpaca Yarn

Masterfully acquired from Alpaca (a camelid), this yarn is treasured for its ultra-soft feel, weightlessness, and of course, satiny texture. It reigns supreme in the industry with 22 vibrant natural color variations even though it is relatively scarce. However, breeders all around the globe aim to change said scarcity by boosting their population.

Alpaca yarn's widespread popularity can be explained by the material's natural softness related to the fiber strand's tiny diameter. That's probably also why Alpaca wool is several times stronger, warmer, and comfier than our beloved sheep wool. No wonder the material has outshined others since its advent

Characteristics of Alpaca Yarn

Hydrophobic — Due to its shallow moisture retention rate, the fiber develops a water repellent nature.
Hypoallergenic — Pure Alpaca yarn is devoid of allergic agents such as lanolin, which is highly prevalent in other animals, and therefore, it’s considered safe for human skin.
Warm — The fibers entrap warmth and air particles to produce a toasty and cozy fit for the wearer.
Soft — it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state that it is incredibly soft, even softer than any other fiber we have ever come across.
Lightweight — This material harbors air pockets within the fibers, and that is why it is surprisingly lightweight, unlike other wool types.
Sturdy — As the fibers lack secretions such as lanolin, the strands retain the strength and don’t snap as easily as other materials. On average, Alpaca yarn has a strength of 50 N/ktex.
Breathable — As mentioned earlier, the material features airiness, making it highly breathable.
Luxurious — Alpaca wool rivals the luxuriousness of cashmere because of all the aforementioned traits.
However, it is still an economical option when compared to cashmere.

What Are Some of The Best Alpaca Yarns?

Rowan Alpaca Classic

Wonderfully light and luxuriously plush, this material is everything you would want for your blankets, accessories, and winter attire. Not to forget, it exists in a wide color palette, allowing you to choose from a rainbow of vivid hues.

Big Bad Wool Weepaca

This wool is forged to carry both aforesaid materials' essential traits, a fine blend of merino wool and baby alpaca yarn. With the cushiness of Alpaca yarn and Merino's sturdiness, it can be an ideal choice for a myriad of garments and accessories.

Malabrigo Dos Tierras

It features impressive stitch definition, ultra-light, and a smooth feel. What more could you expect from a high-quality blend of Baby Alpaca and Merino wool? Although it is part merino, it still isn't suitable for machine washing, and you would have to hand wash the material every time to prevent unraveling.

Blue Sky Alpaca Yarn

One glance at this exquisite material, and it can ensnare any knitting enthusiast. From luxurious sweats to stylish cowls, Blue Sky Alpaca can be consciously crafted into beautiful patterns. You will love this product because it is available in a wide array of blends, eye-catching colors, and interesting patterns.

Malabrigo Silkpaca

Craft valuable heirlooms, knit gifts, or initiate fascinating lace projects with this wonderful yarn, a blend of 30% silk and 70% baby Alpaca. So, wearing it would be like carrying a cloud. Like Suri Alpaca yarn, it can be weaved in a weft and warp pattern. Even though the fibers are incredibly thin, they are still sturdy enough to make various special objects.

Rowan Alpaca Merino DK

Another Rowan blend that features an extra lightweight construct and super soft feel, just like Fillory yarn. Since it is a combination of three materials (10% nylon, 7% wool, and 83% Alpaca), it is suitable for several knitting applications. Available in 8 colors, mostly dark tones, the product is somewhat unique to what we have mentioned.

Hobbii Alpaca Silk Yarn

If you are wondering, "what is the smoothest but a shiny alpaca yarn near me?" the Hobbii Silk is exactly what you are looking for. In addition to smoothness, the silk is lustrous and exudes a warm vibe. That's because the warm color palette available in.30% Mulberry Silk and 70% Alpaca ensure that the yarn is ideal for knitting hats, shawls, and winter accessories of all kinds.
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Blue Sky Fibers Skyland Wool Blend DK Knitting Yarn

Blue Sky Fibers

$29.50

  • Deep Space 2400
  • North Star 2401
  • Night Fall 2403
  • Solstice 2404
  • +6
Rowan Felted Tweed Colour by Kaffe Fassett DK Knitting Yarn

Rowan

$15.80

  • Blush 021
  • Ripe 022
  • Magenta 023
  • Chestnut 024
  • +4
Berroco Providence Merino Wool Blend DK Knitting Yarn

Berroco

$13.00

  • Federal Hill 1105
  • Roger Williams 1106
  • Ives 1107
  • Thayer 1108
  • +11
The Fibre Co. Amble Mini

The Fibre Company

$7.00

  • Appleby Castle 044
  • Blackbeck 170
  • Buttermere 014
  • Catbells 056
  • +8
Berroco Cambria DK Yarn

Berroco

$12.00

  • Snowdrop 7902
  • Ash 7904
  • Beech 7907
  • Lavender 7919
  • +7
Big Bad Wool Pea Weepaca Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn
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Big Bad Wool Pea Weepaca Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn

Big Bad Wool

$10.00 $14.00

  • Bleach White
Amano Puna Traceable DK Alpaca Knitting Yarn

Amano

$22.00

  • 4100 Spun Gold
  • 4101 Roasted Chestnut
  • 4102 Chocolate
  • 4103 Raspberry
  • +11
Amano Eco Puna DK Baby Alpaca Knitting Yarn

Amano

$22.00

  • 9000 Nevado White
  • 9001 Nazca Desert
  • 9003 Puna
  • 9004 Sand Dunes
  • +3
Amano Apu Sport Imperial Alpaca Knitting Yarn

Amano

$19.00

  • 1000 Pure White
  • 1001 The Summit
  • 1002 Glacier
  • 1003 Granite
  • +2
The Fibre Company Acadia Alpaca Merino Silk Knitting Yarn

The Fibre Company

$15.50

  • Blue Heron 030
  • Blueberry 040
  • Blueleaf Birch 050
  • Cormorant 070
  • +20
The Fibre Company Amble Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn

The Fibre Company

$23.00

  • Scafell Pike 001
  • Eden Valley 011
  • Buttermere 014
  • Helvellyn 016
  • +19
The Fibre Company Cirro Alpaca Bamboo Merino Knitting Yarn

The Fibre Company

$14.00

  • Angelic 010
  • Blessful 110
  • Celestial 090
  • Divine 040
  • +8
Gedifra Laura Alpaca Cotton Knitting Yarn
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Gedifra Laura Alpaca Cotton Knitting Yarn

Gedifra

$5.50 $12.00

  • 3200 Ecru
  • 3201 Tan
  • 3202 Mustard
  • 3203 Brown
  • +8
Gedifra Soffio Colore DK Wool Blend Knitting Yarn
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Gedifra Soffio Colore DK Wool Blend Knitting Yarn

Gedifra

$6.99 $12.00

  • 650 Black - Denim - Grey
  • 652 Gray - Beige - Ecru
  • 653 Fuchsia - Red - Pink
  • 654 Teal - Blue - Turquoise
  • +5
Gedifra Soffio Alpaca Silk Wool Knitting Yarn
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Gedifra Soffio Alpaca Silk Wool Knitting Yarn

Gedifra

$6.99 $11.00

  • 601 White
  • 602 Sand
  • 603 Taupe
  • 604 Brown
  • +22
Rowan Alpaca Classic Knitting Yarn

Rowan

$8.75

  • 101 Feather Grey Melange
  • 102 Charcoal Melange
  • 103 Noir
  • 104 Eclipse
  • +26
Rowan Alpaca Soft DK Knitting Yarn

Rowan

$12.95

  • 201 Simply White
  • 202 Trench Coat
  • 203 Toffee
  • 204 Classic Brown
  • +19
Plymouth Yarn Aireado Duet Alpaca Merino Nylon Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$20.99

  • Brown Beige 202
  • Charcoal Raisin 204
  • Garnet Black 203
  • Light Denim Navy 206
  • +2
Rowan Fine Lace Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn

Rowan

$12.50

  • 920 Cameo
  • 921 Antique
  • 922 Cobweb
  • 923 Retro
  • +13
Big Bad Wool Weepaca Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn

Big Bad Wool

$13.00

  • Big Boy Blue
  • Birmingham
  • Bleach White
  • Charcoal
  • +33
Plymouth Yarn Viento Alpaca Bamboo Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$10.99

  • Asparagus 021
  • Black 031
  • Blue Jean 023
  • Burgundy 032
  • +16
Cascade El Cielo Alpaca Nylon Knitting Yarn

Cascade

$16.00

  • Amethyst 14
  • Black 08
  • Blue Coral 11
  • Bordeaux 04
  • +10
Plymouth Yarn Aireado Alpaca Merino Nylon Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$19.48

  • Beige 021
  • Black 027
  • Brown 022
  • Charcoal 026
  • +10