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Old Maiden Aunt - Alpaca Silk Sportweight/Light DK


This base is only available at Loop!

We love it so much. We have just received a beautiful delivery in April so are fully stocked!

Pattern idea:
This yarn is used for the Isokon Mitts, a pattern from our Loop book Loop's 10
Also used in The Crow Waltz Shawl designed by Juju Vail as a free pattern with 2 variations.

Beautiful yarns, handpainted in Scotland. The fibre blend creates a luxurious, drapey yarn with a wonderful soft sheen
Loop stocks 21 colours, including our three exclusive colours 'The Angel Islington', 'Toasted' and 'Blossom'.

Fibers
80% Camelid - Alpaca
20% Silk
 
Weight:
Sport / 5 ply
 
Meterage/Yardage 
280 yards(256 meters)
 
Unit Weight
100 grams (3.53 ounces)
 
Gauge:
23-26 sts per 4 inches/10cm
 
Needle Size
US 1½ - 4 or 2.5 - 3.5mm
 
Texture
Soft, nice to the touch
80% superfine alpaca, 20% silk; this is a sportweight or fine double-knitting yarn with a soft & silky texture.

 

We always recommend hand washing to prolong the life of your knitwear. 



Please note that as this is a hand-dyed yarn, each skein is unique. We recommend striping alternate skeins when using more than one in order to achieve a more natural gradation.

Hand-dyed in Scotland.

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