This lovely fingering/4ply yarn from Sandnes Garn is super soft and a delight to knit or crochet with. It is a blend of baby alpaca (70%) and silk (30%) with an amazing shine and drape.
Baby alpaca is not fibre from cute little alpaca babies; it’s the term used for alpaca fibre between 20-23 microns (micrometers) and is one of the finest and softest alpaca grades used for hand-knitting yarn. Combined with the smooth surface of the silk, this softness results in a yarn that feels especially gentle and cool against the skin. Both alpaca and silk have good heat-regulating properties and the silk has a unique moisture-absorbing property. Alpaca fibre does not contain lanolin.
Brand Name: Sandnes Garn Yarn Base: 70% Baby Alpaca & 30% Silk - Fingering / 4ply Skein Weight: 50g Length: 200metres / 219 yards Needle / Hook Size: 3mm Gauge: 27 stitches = 10cm Care Instructions: Machine wash at 30 degrees but we would always recommend handwashing with a wool wash such as Eucalan
Sandnes Garn today holds the position as the largest producer of hand knitting yarn in Northern Europe, one of the world’s most up-to date spinning mills – in one of the oldest factories still running.
Sandnes Uldvarefabrik was founded in 1888, and a red brick building was erected in the very heart of Sandnes, Norway. The factory bore witness to the industrial revolution before it burned down in 1978 and was rebuilt in a valley outside of town. The ownerships and names have changed throughout the years, until they got today’s name which also reflects that it is no longer just wool that goes through their spinning mill and out into the world.
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