Of Superfine grade, incredibly soft and touchable, Peruvian Tweed by Geller Yarns is all-natural and undyed. Each 8 oz skein is 600 yards, worsted weight, gauge is 5 stitches/inch, recommended needle size: US 6.
This yarn originates high in the Peruvian Andes where fiber is collected from carefully managed alpaca herds. These hardy 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 results can be felt in every skein.
Galler Yarns' unique Peruvian Tweed is available in many blends and combinations of natural alpaca colors. Each colorway consists of two strands of softly spun pure alpaca yarn bound with a third strand of a tightly spun alpaca yarn. There are endless possibilities for colorplay with one, two, or three natural shades in each color. The yarn is consistent throughout the skein and knot free. Available colors range from soft silver grays and light tans, through rich deep browns and charcoal grays.
Alpaca yarns are hypo-allergenic, naturally free of lanolin and dander, and are water and fire resistant.