DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk

A luxurious blend of brushed alpaca and mulberry silk

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2.80€

per 25 g

Content: 77% Alpaca, 23% Silk
Yarn Group: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/length: 25 g = approx 140 m
Recommended needle size: 5 mm
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Care: Hand Wash, max 30°C / Dry Flat

Made in: Peru
Raw material origin: Alpaca from Peru, silk from China

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Saules siulas
Webstore
2.80 EUR
25g
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Siūlai ir audiniai
Webstore
2.80 EUR
25g
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Siulu dama
Webstore
2.80 EUR
25g
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Siulu palepe
Webstore
2.80 EUR
25g
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Siulumazgas.lt
Webstore
2.80 EUR
25g
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23 Colours in DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk

off white
uni colour 01
light beige
uni colour 04
beige
uni colour 05
light grey
uni colour 02
grey
uni colour 03
curry
uni colour 19
pale rust
uni colour 22
rust
uni colour 24
coral
uni colour 06
red
uni colour 07
bordeaux
uni colour 23
cerise
uni colour 18
powder pink
uni colour 12
pink sand
uni colour 20
heather
uni colour 08
light lavender
uni colour 17
denim blue
uni colour 13
steel blue
uni colour 25
Morning mist
uni colour 14
light sea green
uni colour 15
sage green
uni colour 21
forest green
uni colour 11
black
uni colour 16

Product information

A luxurious yarn in an exclusive mix of brushed, superfine alpaca and subtle, shiny silk - DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk is super soft and has a sophisticated shade card ranging from soft beige and gray hues, to gorgeous reds and purples.

Being feather light and surprisingly warm, DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk is suitable for both small and large garments, and it can be knitted relatively fast on larger needles. This yarn is also great as an effect yarn, so try working it together with other qualities for extra soft and lovely results.

Read more about our products' sustainability here


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, max 30°C / Dry Flat

See the washing symbols explanation chart

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!

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 Brushed Alpaca Silk 02, light grey + DROPS Big Merino 08, marble
DROPS Sky 18, dusty pink + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 20, pink sand
DROPS Sky 03, light beige + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 01, off white
DROPS Delight 17, raspberry cake + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 08, heather
DROPS Air 01, off white + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 20, pink sand
DROPS Alpaca Bouclé 0100, off white + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 12, powder pink
DROPS Fabel 623, rose mist + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 1, off white
DROPS Fabel 542, green + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 1, off white
DROPS Fabel 917, deep ocean + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 13, denim blue
DROPS Fabel 903, yellow/pink + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 19, curry
DROPS Fabel 330, berry dreams + DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk 10, violet

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (383)

country flag Simone wrote:

Ich möchte gern einen Damenpullover in Größe S oversized stricken. Dazu möchte ich Alpaca brushed doppelfädig mit dicker Nadel verstricken. Wieviel Wolle benötige ich dafür? Vielen Dank

27.07.2022 - 20:37:

country flag Veerle Smolders wrote:

Beste, is het mogelijk een staalkaart te bestellen met alle kleuren? Mvg

24.07.2022 - 22:27:

country flag Colleen Flemmer wrote:

Love your wool. Do you ship to New Zealand?

16.07.2022 - 13:12:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Colleen Flemmer, you can check out our shops with international shipping through the following link: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=19&w=1&cid=19

17.07.2022 kl. 07:52:

country flag Eva wrote:

Estoy en duda entre el mojar y la alpaca para hacer un chal ,ustedes cual me aconsejan y porqué?

29.05.2022 - 19:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Eva, tanto nuestro mohair como nuestra alpaca son del mismo grupo de lanas. Si prefieres más ligero y te gustan las lanas con pelo, puedes usar Mohair; si necesitas caída es mejor Alpaca. Lo mejor es que busques modelos con estas lanas en nuestro catalógo online de patrones y mires cuál se ajusta más a tu proyecto.

29.05.2022 kl. 22:04:

country flag Anna wrote:

Cuantos ovillos necesitaria para una talla xxl?

21.05.2022 - 23:58:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Anna, aquí tienes una lista de patrones que usan DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk; puedes buscar aquel modelo que se ajuste más a tu proyecto y ver la cantidad de gramos que utilizan para las medidas deseadas: https://www.garnstudio.com/search.php?action=browse&y=drops-brushed-alpaca-silk&lang=es

22.05.2022 kl. 22:15:

country flag Mel wrote:

I bought this yarn to make a sweater and although the sweater looks beautiful, the yarn sheds so much that I had to stop wearing the sweater. I find fibre from this yarn everywhere when I wear it. It's in my food when I cook wearing the sweater. It is on every corner of the apartment, it looks as if I have a dog that sheds, not a sweater. Sadly, I will not be buying this yarn again.

21.05.2022 - 08:47:

country flag Gabriele Schödl wrote:

Ich habe mir die Brushed Alpaca Silk in schwarz bestellt. Für eine Jacke, zweifädig gestrickt. Nach der Maschenprobe habe ich festgestellt, daß das Garn sehr matt und etwas filzig aussieht. Welches Garn würde sich als 2. Faden besser eignen. So sieht es sehr stumpf aus. Ich stricke z.Zt. die Kid Silk doppelfädig in pink. Wäre es besser, zur Brushed Alpaca Silk 1 Faden in Kid Silk zu nehmen? Oder wäre das immer noch zu stumpf? Danke für eine Antwort.....

15.05.2022 - 18:59:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Gabriele, die beste Kombination ist die Verwendung von 2 Fäden Kid-Silk (die Textur wird feiner).

15.05.2022 kl. 22:31:

country flag Clarissa Nilistiani wrote:

Hello, I'm reaching out because I couldn't find email regarding production matter. I'm planning to buy this yarn for weaving production which would be helpful if it's in Kilogram instead of small bundle. Would you be able to help me with this. Kind Regards Clarissa Nilistiani

07.05.2022 - 08:34:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Nilistiani, our yarns are only available in that format, ie for Brushed Alpaca Silk in balls 25 g/ca 140 m each. Please contact your DROPS store for any further information. Happy knitting!

09.05.2022 kl. 09:08:

country flag Ru Wilkie wrote:

Please can you let me know where I can buy the brushes Alpaca Silk in New Zealand or Australia? Thank you

04.05.2022 - 10:38:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Wilkie, you will find the list of DROPS stores shipping worldwide here - don't hesitate to contact them for any further information. Happy knitting!

04.05.2022 kl. 13:41:

country flag Nicole CONDAMIN wrote:

Bonjour, je voudrais faire un chale assez grand en alpaca silk, combien faut il de pelotes ???? puis le tricoter avec des aiguilles plus fines.

25.03.2022 - 09:27:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Condamin, la quantité va varier en fonction du point utilisé, de votre tension, de la taille souhaitée, etc... vous trouverez ici quelques modèles pour vous inspirer - votre magasin saura vous aider, même par mail ou téléphone, n'hésitez pas à le contacter. Bon tricot!

28.03.2022 kl. 10:58:

country flag Nicole CONDAMIN wrote:

Bonjour, je voudrais faire un châle en alpaca silk, combien faut il de pelotes.

25.03.2022 - 09:25:

country flag Morgan wrote:

Where do i find in Brasil?

24.03.2022 - 18:14:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Morgan, you will find the list of DROPS Stores shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

25.03.2022 kl. 08:11:

country flag Wagon wrote:

Beaucoup de vos modèles sont tricotés avec des aiguilles circulaires et je ne sais pas comment faire avec les explications pour tricoter avec des aiguilles droites

16.03.2022 - 14:33:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Wagon, cette leçon vous explique comment on peut adapter un modèle sur des aiguilles droites, il est parfois plus simple de tricoter en rond, n'hésitez pas à essayer les circulaires, beaucoup les ont finalement adoptées après les avoir essayées. Bon tricot!

17.03.2022 kl. 10:07:

country flag Zuzana Slezaková wrote:

Dobrý den, prosím o doporučení, které prize jsou certifikovany jako zdravotně nezávadné pro děti do 3 let. Případně jestli je možné mi tento certifikát poskytnout. Děkuji za odpověď. Slezáková Zuzana

12.03.2022 - 21:18:

DROPS Design answered:

Dobrý den, Zuzano! Údaje o certifikátech uvádíme vždy v popisu příze (viz např. Baby Merino), vč. čísla příslušného certifikátu - podle něj je možné certifikát ověřit na stránkách poskytovatele (OEKO tex). Příze Brushed Alpaca Silk certifikována není. Hezký den! Hana

17.03.2022 kl. 05:51:

country flag Carolyn Liddiard wrote:

What ply is this yarn .thank you

05.03.2022 - 14:04:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Carolyn, you can see which ply it is in the upper part of the yarn description: C (16 - 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted.

06.03.2022 kl. 12:22:

country flag Monika wrote:

What is the micron count of this yarn (Brushed Alpaca Silk)?

02.03.2022 - 15:04:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Monica, Brushed Alpaca Silk ist 26 micron. Happy knitting!

04.03.2022 kl. 14:29:

country flag Lene Kristensen wrote:

Hej Jeg vil høre om garnet Brushed Alpaca Silk er et af jeres produkter der lever op til ikke at indeholde sundhedsskadelige kemikalier og er et af de produkter der lever op til REACH og ZDHC? Vi har også flere produkter, der følger REACH- og ZDHC-standarden. REACH omhandler restriktioner for brug af kemiske stoffer og blev indført i 2007 for at beskytte menneskers sundhed og miljøet mod de risici, kemikalier kan medføre.

27.02.2022 - 17:47:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Lene. Ja, vår DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk følger REACH standard (=European Regulation and is an acronym for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The overall aims of REACH are to: Provide a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals. Allow free movement of substances on the EU market). mvh DROPS Design

28.02.2022 kl. 10:42:

country flag Ludmilla wrote:

J 'ai acheté ce fil en noir. Et quand je le tricote mes doigts deviennent noirs. Avez-vous un conseil pour fixer la couleur? Merci

24.02.2022 - 14:45:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Ludmilla, il arrive parfois que les couleurs sombres contiennent un excédent de teinture, pensez à bien laver séparément le vêtement et rincez-le jusqu'à ce que l'eau soit claire - sans le laisser tremper - cf entretien. Bon tricot!

24.02.2022 kl. 16:59:

country flag Liard Michèle wrote:

Je n'arrive pas a commander sur votre site

21.02.2022 - 14:43:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Liard, pour commander, vous devez d'abord choisir votre magasin en cliquant sur "commander"; vous affichez ainsi la liste des magasins qui proposent cette laine, choisissez votre magasin en cliquant sur "commander" à droite de leur nom pour ouvrir leur boutique en ligne. N'hésitez pas à les contacter pour toute question relative à votre commande (cliquez sur leur nom dans la liste pour afficher leurs coordonnées). Bon tricot!

22.02.2022 kl. 10:03:

country flag Ludmilla wrote:

Bonjour, je suis en train de tricoter ce fil en noir et cela déteint sur mes mains. Que faire? Merci d\'avance

20.02.2022 - 19:25:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Ludmilla, il arrive parfois que les couleurs sombres contiennent un excédent de teinture, pensez à bien laver séparément le vêtement et rincez-le jusqu'à ce que l'eau soit claire - sans le laisser tremper - cf entretien. Bon tricot!

21.02.2022 kl. 11:21:

country flag Carmen-Gabriela wrote:

Echt schade, dass Violett Nr. 10 aus dem Sortiment genommen wurde! Ein Traumgarn, habe es gerne auch 2-fäd. verstrickt. Mit Melody (da fallen mehr Härchen aus und kein Violett im Angebot) kaum vergleichbar.

08.02.2022 - 17:59:

country flag Patricia wrote:

Hi, if I were to use the brushed alpaca silk together with 1 strand of cotton merino, what size needle should I use? Thanks.

31.01.2022 - 13:30:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Patricia, you would need 5.5mm or 6mm size needles.

31.01.2022 kl. 23:36:

country flag Angela Sommer wrote:

How much peaces of drops brushed alpaca silk do I need to make a 80x170 cm shawl?

27.01.2022 - 22:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Sommer, this will depends on the pattern, on your tension, ... you will find all our patterns for shawl worked with Brushed Alpaca Silk here>/a> - one of them might inspire you. Happy knitting!

28.01.2022 kl. 09:46:

country flag Keiko WAKASUGI wrote:

Hello, could you please tell me, do you ship this yarn to Japan?

25.01.2022 - 16:52:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Wakasugi, sure, you will find the list of DROPS Stores shipping worldwide here. Happy knitting!

26.01.2022 kl. 09:45:

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