DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

Soft, light and full of loops!



per 1.8 oz

Content: 80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 153 yds (140 m)
Recommended needle size: US 8 / 5 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Care: Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: Peru

This yarn has an Oeko-Tex® certification (certificate number 23.HPE.36896), Standard 100, Class II from the Hohenstein Institute. This means that is has been tested for harmful substances and is considered safe in human-ecological terms. Class II means the yarn is suitable to come in direct contact with the skin to a large extent, such as blouses, shirts, mattresses, etc.

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DROPS Alpaca Bouclé
uni colour
5.00 USD
3.99 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
3.99 USD
Purple Sheep Yarns
5.00 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
5.00 USD

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DROPS Alpaca Bouclé
5.00 USD
3.99 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

Click on the Order button and you'll be redirected to the DROPS retailer's own web store to place your order.

Store name Price
3.99 USD
Purple Sheep Yarns
5.00 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
5.00 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

6 Colours in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

off white
uni colour 0100
light beige
mix 2020
mix 0602
light grey
mix 5110
mix 0517
uni colour 8903

Product information

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé is a lovely effect yarn spun from 2 strands of superfine alpaca with a core of wool and polyamide that gives the yarn its strength. Its natural fibers are untreated, which means that they are 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.

“Bouclé” is the French word for a loop and it refers to the number of small loops of pure alpaca that give the yarn its characteristic look and that enhance the softness of the fiber. Garments made in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé are light and very fluffy.

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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.

How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F. Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation

Read more about washing yarn

How can I replace this yarn?

If you are looking to replace this yarn with another DROPS yarn, you can use another yarn within the same yarn group, or try our yarn converter!

What other yarns can I combine this one with?

Many of our yarns can be combined together to get a different tension, texture or feel. Here's a few combination ideas to inspire you.

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé 0100, off white + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 12, powder pink

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 5.50 mm
Before: 16 sts x 20 rows
After: 21 sts x 32 rows

Read more about felting here

Do you have a question about this yarn?

See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about our yarns.

1) What type of fibers make the DROPS yarns?

Yarn can be made from a large number of natural and synthetic fibers. DROPS carries mainly yarns made from wool, cotton, alpaca, linen, mohair and silk. Each fiber type has its own qualities, and they are often mixed to take advantage of the best properties of each one. Coarse yarn has the advantage of being stronger and more durable, and finer fibers offers more softness and comfort. Here a bit about the main fibers we carry:

Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca, and it is similar in structure to sheep wool fiber. Its softness comes from the small diameter of the fiber, similar to merino wool. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Yarn made from alpaca fibers does not felt or pill easily, and it can be light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in 22 natural colors, with more than 300 shades from a true-blue black through browns-black, browns, white, silver and rose-greys.

This fiber comes from the Angora goats, and its considered a luxury fiber. Mohair yarn is warm as wool, but much lighter in weight; it is durable, dyes well and does not felt easily. Mohair fibers have also a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Despite being a hard fiber, mohair is usually spun into a very fluffy yarn, resulting in airy and lustrous garments.

The wool fibers comes from the skin of sheep and are relatively coarse fibers. Two striking characteristics of wool are its susceptibility to heat and its felting property, which is caused by the scales on the surface. Depending upon the breed of sheep, the appearance of the wool varies.
Wool from Merino sheep is considered the finest type of wool, having as characteristics that is finely crimped and soft. All the Merino wool in the DROPS yarns has its origins in South America, coming from sheep that have not been subject to Mulesing.
Pure new wool is wool made directly from animal fleece, and not recycled from existing wool garments. Machine washable wool is wool treated chemically to minimize the outer fuzzy layer of the fibers, and be therefore fitable for machine wash (see Superwash).

The silk fiber is a fine continuous fiber produced from the cocoon of a moth caterpillar known as the silkworm. While silkworm is cultivated, the wild or tussah silk is obtained from uncultivated silkworm cocoons. Silk fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers and makes a wonderful knitting yarn. It blends really well with other fibers, especially wool. Silk also dyes beautifully with natural dyes.

Vegetable fibers:
There are several varieties of vegetable fibers, found in the cell walls of plants or vegetables. Of all the varieties, two are recognized as major knitted or textile fibers. They are cotton and linen.
Cotton is the fiber surrounding the seeds in a cotton pod, and it is almost pure cellulose. Cotton is usually white in color but there are green and brown varieties as well. The cotton fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile that is good for summer clothing and accessories, making a weaker yarn than silk or linen but stronger than wool.
Mercerized cotton is cotton that has been through a mercerization treatment. This treatment gives cotton fabrics and threads a lustrous yarn that is more lustrous than conventional cotton. It is also stronger, takes dye a little more readily, makes the yarn more resistant to mildew and reduces lint. It also may not shrink or lose its shape as much as "regular" cotton.
Linen is a fiber derived from the stalk of the flax plant that is durable and stronger than any other fiber. The linen fiber is relatively soft, straight and lustrous and becomes more beautiful with age. Linen is more comfortable to wear in hot temperatures than cotton, due to the fact that it absorbs moisture better and dries more quickly.

Other materials used in our yarns include synthetic fibers such as acrylic, viscose, polyamide (nylon) and polyester.

2) What is polyamide?

The polyamide fibre, commonly known as nylon, is very strong, durable, lightweight, easy to care for (can be machine washed and dried), and elastic, which makes it perfect for blending with other fibres to produce hard-wearing yarns like sock yarn.

3) What type of information can I find on the DROPS yarn labels?

All DROPS yarn labels include information about fiber content (wool, cotton, etc.), weight in grams and ounces, length in meters and yards, washing instructions and symbols (explained here), color number, dye lot number and yarn group information.

4) What are the DROPS yarn groups?

All DROPS yarns are classified into 6 different thickness groups (A to F). Yarns in a same group have similar knitting tension/gauge, and can therefore be interchanged in patterns; however the length may be different, so when substituting always calculate the amount of meters/yards needed for the pattern to know the amount of yarn you need to get.

5) Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

Yes, as long as the yarn can be worked in the same knitting tension/gauge. Always swatch to make sure you get the same number of stitches in width and rows in height as given in the pattern.

Remember that different yarns with different textures, will give the garment different looks. The yardage/length may also be different, so when substituting always calculate the number of yards needed, in order to know the amount of yarn you need.

Read more about how to calculate the amount of an alternative yarn - and how to replace 1 thread of a yarn with 2 or more of another, here.

6) What does it mean when a yarn is “Superwash”?

A superwash wool is a special wool product that has been treated or processed in a way that allows it to be machine washable. Many people are afraid to work with wool because it is so easy to shrink (though some shrink wool on purpose) and superwash wool can allow them to work with great fibers without worry. (Read more here).

7) What does “Oeko-Tex® certified” means?

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was introduced at the beginning of the 1990s as a response to the needs of the general public for textiles which posed no risk to health. The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. The test for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.

For more info go to www.oeko-tex.com

8) Where are the DROPS yarns produced?

You can read about where all DROPS yarns are produced in each of the yarns shade cards and in our price list.

9) Why are your yarns so cheap?

As Northern Europe's largest brand of hand knitting yarns and designs, we have unique opportunities to work with the very best raw materials and make savings that benefit you. That's why you can buy DROPS yarn 20-30% cheaper than similar products!

10) How accurate are the colours on the shade cards online?

When obtaining images for the shade card, we do our best to achieve the highest level of color accuracy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how images will appear on your computer screen. Every monitor displays color differently, some colors might look darker than they really are, and some colors might be more saturated on some screens. If you experience that many of the yarn colors looks different on your screen than the actual color of the skeins, you can adjust the setting on your monitor.

11) What is a micron? What does super fine / extra fine mean?

The fineness of yarn fibers is measured in microns (thousands of millimeters). Super fine alpaca wool is 26-28 microns. Fine merino wool is less than 21.5 microns and extra fine merino is under 19.5 microns. The less microns the softer and more delicate a quality can be, the more microns the more hard wear the quality will be.

12) Why are the colors in my skeins of print yarn different?

The reason why two skeins of a same print yarn look different can be 1) that both skeins are part of different dye lots; 2) that the skeins have been dyed using a technique called "magic print" (the one used for example in DROPS Delight), which provides unique patterns and smooth color transitions to each skein, meaning also that within one dye lot, lighter or darker varieties might appear. This is no fault or defect, but part of the yarn's character.

13) My store doesn’t have the color I want, what can I do?

If your DROPS store doesn’t have the yarn color you want, try contacting a DROPS Super Store (the ones with the golden badges) - they will make sure to get a hold of the color even if they don’t have it in stock themselves. See a list of all DROPS stores here.

14) Where can I find a specific dye lot of a color?

Always try contacting your DROPS store first. If they do not have the dye lot you want we recommend you to ask other knitters and crocheters in the DROPS Workshop in Facebook or Ravelry, which may have the dye lot in their stash and might be willing to part from it.

15) Why does my yarn shed?

Yarn sheds because there's not enough twist to hold all of the fibers together. All yarns have excess fibers (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding, in varied degrees that depend on how the yarn is spun. Brushed yarns ("hairier" yarns) like DROPS Melody, have more of these loose fibers than other yarns, and therefore shed more. Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibers. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding.

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

  • When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.
  • Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibers to become less attached to each other, and excess fibers will come off easier. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.
  • Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label. Garments worked with hairier yarns usually need to be shaken once dry after washing, so that the hairs rise and any excess fibers can come off.
Have a problem with the DROPS yarn you purchased? When you purchase yarn from the shade cards or patterns on our site, you are not buying directly from DROPS but from one of the hundreds of DROPS stores around the world. It is therefore important that you take contact with the DROPS store where you bought the yarn, and that you save the labels of all the skeins you purchased (they are your warranty). The DROPS store you contact will assist you and escalate the claim if necessary. Find a list of DROPS stores here.

Comments / Questions (126)

country flag Bernie wrote:

Hi, I found some alpaca bouclé in my stash, the shade is 0506 (a dark grey) I don’t see it on the website anymore, has it been discontinued? I have enough for my planned project but wondered about acquiring more for a later project. Thank you

09.02.2023 - 15:39:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Bernie, correct, this colour has been now discontinued - maybe you can ask another knitter if she has the same colour in her stash in our DROPS Workshop. Happy knitting!

09.02.2023 kl. 16:46:

country flag Mary Ogilvie wrote:

I make stuffed alpacas using the boucle yarn. The yarn used to come in pink and blue. Why are those colors no longer available? They sold great for clients purchasing for baby gifts. Please bring them back

03.02.2023 - 17:44:

country flag Fabienne wrote:

Bonjour, Allez-vous créer de nouveaux coloris pour l'alpaca bouclé ?

12.11.2022 - 15:03:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Fabienne et merci, nous n'avons pas de nouvelles couleurs prévues pour l'instant. Bon tricot!

14.11.2022 kl. 13:35:

country flag Tina wrote:

Hallo Warum gibt's denn kein Pink, Rosa und Blau mehr!? Liebe Grüße Tina

26.10.2022 - 00:18:

country flag Anke Demske wrote:

Von meinen Drops Händler habe ich erfahren, dass Sie leider die rosa-Töne vom Alpaca Boucle komplett aus dem Programm genommen haben. Ich suche händeringend 2 Knäule hellrosa. Gibt es irgendwie eine Möglichkeit da ran zu kommen?? Grüße A. Demske

30.09.2022 - 11:04:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Demske, leider haben wir auch keine mehr; aber vielleicht kann Ihnen ein Mitglied von unserem DROPS Workshop damit helfen?

03.10.2022 kl. 10:30:

country flag Laura wrote:

Hello I wondered if there is a test certificate available to purchase for this yarn? Any help is appreciated. Thankyou.

26.07.2022 - 14:17:

country flag Carmen Yuli wrote:

Donde puedo comprar este tipo de lana ? Gracias

13.05.2022 - 06:01:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Carmen, puedes encontrar las tiendas que tienen Alpaca Bouclé seleccionando tu país en la página de la lana y después haciendo click en comprar; te saldrá una lista de tiendas que tienen en stock esta lana. También puedes encontrar las tiendas con envío internacional en el siguiente link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&w=1&cid=23

15.05.2022 kl. 22:25:

country flag Donna Agave wrote:

Hi, I am having difficulty finding Drops Boucle shade 0100 in the US or on the online shops. Easy dealers are the only source for this color. The shipping times are quite long on Easy. Do you know when your dealers may have this color way in stock? Thank you

27.04.2022 - 16:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Donna, we don't have any information regarding the stock of different colors, we can only confirm that it's not discontinued. You would need to get in touch with your usual DROPS store to check with them if the color is currently out of stock. These are the shops that ship to the US: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=17&cid=19. Happy knitting!

27.04.2022 kl. 21:30:

country flag Helena Edlund wrote:

Hej, ska sticka Drops/157/52: blir osäker på hur många Alpacka Boucle som jag ska beställa då jag ska sticka med 4 trådar. Räcker det med 150 g av vardera färg, dvs 3 nystan av varje färg som det står i mönstret?

13.02.2022 - 19:03:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Helena. Ja, det skal rekke. DROPS Alpaca Boucle har en mye lengre løpelengde enn DROPS Puddel. Derfor trenger du samme antall nøster som DROPS Puddel selv om det da skal strikkes med 4 tråder. mvh DROPS Design

14.02.2022 kl. 07:39:

country flag Karen Michler wrote:

Guten Tag! Ich suche noch Garn Drops Alpaca Boucle 0506 dunkelgrau. Ist die 0517 farbidentisch? Viele Grüße K. Michler

11.02.2022 - 14:35:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Michler, FArbe 0506 war dunkler - am besten wenden Sie sich an Ihrem DROPS Laden,dort hilft man Ihnen gerne die passende Farben zu wählen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

11.02.2022 kl. 17:14:

country flag Thorez Martine wrote:

Good morning I have a Wolf 100% natural undyed Wool Shepherd’s Own 100 gr/230m 8wpi and i would like knitting with another Wool together. So i did’nt no which one is possible. Can you help me ? I thought Drops Alpaga Bouclé was possible or another one wool. What do you think about that ? Thanks for tour answer I will buy my Wool in a croatia’s store but I never do this. Thanks for tour help Regards Martine

05.02.2022 - 09:56:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Thorez, your wool seems to be similar to a Yarn group A wool, so you should be able to use any other yarn to combine it, since it's a very fine wool which you can combine with others easily. However, since we don't know the exact details about your yarn, we can't say anything more about how well they will match.

05.02.2022 kl. 18:09:

country flag Danuta Pawłowska wrote:

Ile włóczki alpaca boucle potrzebuję na sweter Autumn Elegance w rozmiarze XL ?

29.01.2022 - 13:27:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Danusiu, na ten rozmiar potrzebujesz 850 g włóczki DROPS Alpaca Boucle, tj. 17 motków. Pozdrawiamy!

29.01.2022 kl. 18:30:

country flag Danuta Pawłowska wrote:

Kiedy będą dostępne kolory ecru i jasny beż?

27.01.2022 - 16:56:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Danusiu, można ich oczekiwać na koniec lutego-początek marca. Pozdrawiamy!

28.01.2022 kl. 14:07:

country flag Marie Louise Witteman wrote:

Ik ben aan het breien met drops alpaca boucle, color 5110, dyelot 75349,maar heb twee bolletjes tekort. Kunt u kijken of ik die ergens kan kopen, of misschien via deze website?

26.01.2022 - 15:38:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Marie,

Voor vragen over kleurnummers en verfbaden kun je het beste terecht bij je verkooppunt. Zij kunnen je wellicht verder helpen om het juiste kleurbad te vinden.

03.02.2022 kl. 11:44:

country flag Kim Antonio wrote:

I am looking for your boucle yarn in a light pink color and was wondering if this ever be available again. It is the perfect color for a sweater that I want to knit and I just love the softness of the light pink. Thank you very much!

24.01.2022 - 13:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Antonio, our Alpaca Bouclé is now available only in the shown colours. Happy knitting!

25.01.2022 kl. 10:04:

country flag Hetty Brekelmans wrote:

Een tijdje terug heb ik al eens de vraag gesteld, maar daarop geen antwoord gekregen. Nieuwe poging. Ik vind het erg jammer dat er nog zo weinig kleuren van deze wol zijn. Komen er in de toekomst nieuwe kleuren?

06.01.2022 - 10:50:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Betty,

Voor zover ik weet ligt het helaas niet in de planning om extra kleuren toe te voegen aan deze garenkwaliteit.

06.01.2022 kl. 11:42:

country flag Anni Maasik wrote:

Would it be possible to know the name of the company who produces this Alpaca Bouclé yarn (your cooperation partner in Peru)? I am just curious to learn more about their production.

29.11.2021 - 13:46:

country flag Hetty Brekelmans wrote:

Mijn favoriete garen! Maar waarom zijn er nog maar zo weinig kleuren van? Komen er weer nieuwe kleuren bij?

26.11.2021 - 22:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Hetty,

Voor zover ik weet ligt het voorlopig niet in de planning om extra kleuren te maken voor deze garenkwaliteit.

06.01.2022 kl. 11:56:

country flag Lisa Coates wrote:

Lease can you advise if the pink and blue in the boucle has been discontinued? Thank you

25.11.2021 - 08:35:

DROPS Design answered:

Hi Lisa. Yes, pink and blue have been discontinued. Best regards DROPS Design

26.11.2021 kl. 11:56:

country flag Petzke wrote:

Hallo, warum gibt es Alpaca Boucle nicht mehr in den Farben seegrün und rosa ? Das ist sehr schade, liebe Grüße C. Petzke

21.11.2021 - 15:46:

country flag Brigitta Ertl wrote:

Ich habe einige Knäuel Drops Alpaca Boucle Colour 7402. Ich brauche aber noch mehr Wolle. Gibt es diese Farbe nicht mehr?

12.11.2021 - 14:43:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Ertl, nein diese Farbe gibt es nicht mehr, vielleicht hat aber ein von unserem DROPS Laden noch einige im Sortiment - oder gerne können Sie andere Strickerinnen bei unserem DROPS Workshop fragen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

15.11.2021 kl. 09:08:

country flag Evelyne LAMBERG wrote:

Très dommage d'avoir supprimer les deux coloris de rose de même que le bleu. C'était les couleurs les plus belles. Belle qualité de laine mais des couleurs très ternes! Je ne comprends pas vos choix ! Evelyne

06.11.2021 - 18:47:

country flag Renée Bergstrøm wrote:

Hei. Har vært inn på nettet og sett litt på dette garnet, Mye beige, grått, brunt og sort. Ser bilder av rosa og blått og lys sjøgrønn, men det er ingen som har det. Produseres det ikke lengre? (I så fall - trist.) Det står ingen steder at dette disse fargene er utgått.

03.11.2021 - 14:49:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Renée. Ja, vi har tidigare haft detta garn i fler färger (bl.a. blå och rosa) men de har dessvärre utgått ur sortimentet. Mvh DROPS Design

05.11.2021 kl. 10:54:

country flag Diana IJlstra-Groen wrote:

Goedemiddag, Ik heb vorige week een berichtje gestuurd met een vraag maar helaas nog niks opgehoord. Ik vraag me af of deze bollen van alpaca altijd te koop zijn. Wil graag een sjaal haken van 1.80 lang maar heb geen idee hoeveel ik er nodig hebt. Vandaar mijn vraag. Met vriendelijke groet, Diana

11.10.2021 - 13:41:

DROPS Design answered:

Het bestellen van garens gaat via een van de verkooppunten die onze artikelen verkopen; wij verkopen geen garens via de site. Via deze link vind je een lijst met verkooppunten. Vragen over het op voorraad zijn van wol of kleuren gaat dus ook via de winkel waar je de wol besteld. Wij zijn niet van voornemen om Alpaca Bouclé uit het assortiment te halen, maar of dat 'altijd' zo blijft kan ik niet zeggen.

19.10.2021 kl. 15:55:

country flag Diana IJlstra-Groen wrote:

Goedemorgen, Ik wol graag een sjaal haken van 180 x 72 heb geen idee hoeveel bolletjes ik daar voor nodig heb mijn vraag is dan ook blijft dit altijd voorraad? Met vriendelijke groet, Diana

06.10.2021 - 09:40:

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Diana,

Vaak is het mogelijk om extra bollen te bestellen en de overgebleven bollen terug te sturen naar de winkel waar je de wol hebt besteld. Vraag de winkel naar de voorwaarden en binnen welke termijn je de bollen terug moet sturen.

19.10.2021 kl. 15:57:

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