Content: 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca
Yarn Group: E (9 - 11 stitches)
Weight/yardage: 3.5 oz (100 g) = approx 105 yds (96 m)
Recommended needle size: US 13 / 9 mm
Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = 10 sts x 14 rows
Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable
DROPS Andes is spun from 2 strands in the traditional combination of 65% wool and 35% alpaca. The mixture brings out the alpaca silky surface, while the wool helps to have a better shape stability. The yarn fibers are untreated, which means that it is only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it also provides a better shape and texture quality.
DROPS Andes contains some mixed colors, which means the wool is manufactured by carding the colors together before spinning, which gives it a mixed effect.
DROPS Andes is very easy to work with thick needles and hooks, and it is ideal for felting.
Made in Peru
These yarns belong to the same Yarn Group, and can therefore be used as alternatives for DROPS Andes. All prices valid per 03/07/2015.
|DROPS CLOUD MIX||72% Alpaca, 21% Polyamide, 7% Wool||7.30 USD/50g|
|DROPS CLOUD UNI COLOUR||72% Alpaca, 21% Polyamide, 7% Wool||7.30 USD/50g|
|DROPS ESKIMO DEGRADÉ||100% Wool||3.25 USD/50g|
|DROPS ESKIMO MIX||100% Wool||3.00 USD/50g|
|DROPS ESKIMO PRINT||100% Wool||3.25 USD/50g|
|DROPS ESKIMO TWEED||100% Wool||3.25 USD/50g|
|DROPS ESKIMO UNI COLOUR||100% Wool||2.60 USD/50g|
|DROPS PEAK UNI COLOUR||70% acrylic, 30% wool||2.45 USD/50g|
|DROPS PUDDEL UNI COLOUR||94% Mohair, 6% Polyester||6.90 USD/50g|
Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat
Please be aware that the colours shown may vary from screen to screen in the same way that shades may vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot. (*) coming soon, (#) discontinued.