Originating high in the Peruvian Andes, the fiber is collected from carefully managed alpaca herds. These hardly animals live at elevations of over 13,000 feet in the Andes and their adaptation to the extreme weather conditions contributes to a lighter, denser and softer fleece, with more thermal capacity than that of their lowland cousins. The fiber is carefully processed and spun in a mill committed to improving the quality of life in their region, as well as the quality of the yarn. The care and dedication can be felt in every skein of this glorious yarn.
Galler Heather Prime Alpaca is Oeko Tex 100 Certified, which means our yarns have passed the highest standard and suitable for direct contact with even the most sensitive skin.
With 660 yards per hank, it only takes about two hanks to make a sweater in this yarn! We're so happy to reintroduce you to this yarn!
Fiber: 100% Superfine Alpaca
Yardage: 660 yards (603 meters)
Needle: US 6 (4mm)
Gauge: 22 sts = 4 inches (10 cm)
Care: Hand wash gently in cool water. Lay flat to dry.