DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

Soft, light and full of loops!

  • Product image yarn AlpacaBoucle
  • Product image yarn AlpacaBoucle
  • Product image yarn AlpacaBoucle
  • Product image yarn AlpacaBoucle
  • Product image yarn AlpacaBoucle

Content: 80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 140 m
Recommended needle size: 5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat / Feltable

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé is a lovely effect yarn spun in superfine alpaca. Its 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 ball its characteristic look and that enhance the softness of the fiber. Spun from 2 strands, the core is a blend of wool and nylon that help give the yarn strength. Garments made in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé are light and fluffy.

DROPS Alpaca Bouclé contains some mixed colours, this means the wool is manufactured by carding the colours together before spinning, which gives it a mix effect.

Made in Peru

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DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ UNI COLOUR
3.50 EUR
2.45 EUR
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Saules siulas
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
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Siūlai ir audiniai
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
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Siulu dama
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
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Siulu palepe
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
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Siulumazgas.lt
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
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DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ MIX
3.50 EUR
2.45 EUR
n/a

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Online price
Saules siulas
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
Order
Siūlai ir audiniai
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu dama
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
Order
Siulu palepe
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
Order
Siulumazgas.lt
Webstore
2.45 EUR
50g
Order

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

8 Colours in DROPS Alpaca Bouclé

off white
uni colour 0100
light beige
mix 2020
brown
mix 0602
light grey
mix 5110
grey
mix 0517
dark grey
mix 0506#
light ocean green
uni colour 7402#
black
uni colour 8903
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.

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How do I care for this yarn?

yarn wash

Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation chart

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Want to get a closer look?

Take a closer look at the yarn and see how a knitted sample looks in this video:

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:

Before
After

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

Read more about felting here

Need help?

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 offer more softness and comfort. Here a bit about the main fibers we carry:

Alpaca:
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.

Mohair:
This fiber comes from the Angora goats, and it's 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.

Wool:
The wool fibers come 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).

Silk:
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. These fibers are used mostly to give strength to a yarn (like our sock yarn, DROPS Fabel) or a special kind of structure (like our blown yarn, DROPS Air).

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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.

Compared to polyester, polyamide is softer and more flexible, but it also absorbs more water and dries slower.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

The reason why the microns in a yarn’s fibers are important is that the yarn will eventually become something else, and how delicate or coarse a yarn is will determine in part what we use it for. That’s why we recommend the softest yarns (like DROPS Baby Merino) for baby clothing, or why we choose to use a more hard wear yarn like DROPS Snow, for a seating pad or slipper.

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12) Why are the colours 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 colour 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.

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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Comments / Questions (103)

country flag Diana IJlstra-Groen 11.10.2021 - 13:41:

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

user icon DROPS Design 19.10.2021 kl. 15:55:

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.

country flag Diana IJlstra-Groen 06.10.2021 - 09:40:

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

user icon DROPS Design 19.10.2021 kl. 15:57:

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.

country flag Astrid Hoppe 21.09.2021 - 20:09:

Hallo, gibt es eine Anleitung zu den Socken, die aus der Boucle-Wolle gestrickt wurden (Instagram)? Vielen Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung (gerne direkt auf meine Emali-adresse, die ich unten angegeben habe). VG Astrid Hoppe

user icon DROPS Design 22.09.2021 kl. 07:50:

Liebe Frau Hoppe, am besten schreiben Sie bei dem Post in Instagram, wir haben keine Sockenmodellen für Alpaca Bouclé, aber hier finden Sie die Socken mit einem Garn der Garngruppe C. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

country flag MARTIN 21.09.2021 - 17:47:

Bonjour, Les couleurs roses n'existent plus ? Merci.

user icon DROPS Design 22.09.2021 kl. 07:52:

Bonjour Mme Martin, effectivement, Alpaca Bouclé n'est plus disponible en rose. Bon tricot!

country flag Nadja Ekström 20.09.2021 - 16:19:

Hej! Jag ska sticka DROPS / 65 / 15 och garnet Drops Puddel har utgått. Istället ska jag välja Alpaca Bouclé och i tabellen blir 500 g Drops Puddel 1 tråd = 357 g Alpaca Bouclé 2 tråd. Själva stickningen enligt mönstret ska ske med två trådar. Fråga ett: ska jag då sticka med 4 trådar av Alpaca Bouclé? Är det fortfarande 357 gram jag ska köpa? Jag förstår inte riktigt

user icon DROPS Design 23.09.2021 kl. 11:23:

Hej Nadja. Du ska bara lägga upp i dubbelt garn Puddel i det mönstret, efter det stickas det med 1 tråd. Dvs att du stickar i dubbelt garn DROPS Boucle (lägg ev. upp med 4 trådar) och du behöver 357 g av DROPS Boucle. Mvh DROPS Design

country flag Anita 13.09.2021 - 22:26:

Kommer det nye farger i dette garnet?

user icon DROPS Design 15.09.2021 kl. 15:09:

Hei Anita. Nei, ikke i første omgang. mvh DROPS design

country flag Sandra Coakley-Evans 10.09.2021 - 15:46:

I'm on my 3rd garment knitting with Drops Alpaca Boucle. It's a dream yarn and I'm deeply disappointed that some colours I want are apparently discontinued. Internet search supports the fact that many others are looking for this too. Can you tell me why such an excellent and popular yarn is being discontinued please, also anyone who may have stock available in the light pink? Thanks

country flag Rimi 07.07.2021 - 15:40:

Are the light beige, brown, grey, light grey and dark grey colours the natural undyed natural colours of the alpaca or have these been dyed over white alpaca?

user icon DROPS Design 08.07.2021 kl. 15:58:

Dear Rimi, all colours DROPS Alpaca Bouclé are dyed. Happy knitting!

country flag Lisen 05.07.2021 - 22:02:

Dette garnet er antagelig vanskelig å hekle av? Jeg er ikke nybegynner, men ikke spesielt øvet heller😊

user icon DROPS Design 14.07.2021 kl. 11:18:

Hej Lisen, du kan lade det komme an på en prøve :)

country flag Carina Degner Steffen 03.07.2021 - 09:53:

Jeg vil gerne supplere med mere drops alpaca boucle mix det jeg har hedder 2020, dyelot 454890 Kan jeg være sikker på at det 2020 der kommer Oli uge 31 har samme indfarvning?

user icon DROPS Design 05.07.2021 kl. 08:54:

Hei Carina. Når en ny leveranse kommer fra vår leverandør er det med en ny innfarging. Kontakt din butikk, evnt andre butikker og hør om de har denne innfargingen du er ute etter. Evnt bruk sosiale medier (f.eks DROPS Workshop) og etterlyse garn/fargenr. Mange forbrukere som hjelper hverandre med etterlysning av garn/fage/innfargninger. mvh DROPS design

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!

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.
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