Pure alpaca softness



per 1.8 oz

Content: 100% Alpaca
Yarn Group: B (20 - 22 stitches) / 8 ply / DK / worsted
Weight/yardage: 1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 120 yds (110 m)
Recommended needle size: US 6 / 4 mm
Gauge: 4" x 4" / 10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows
Care: Hand Wash, cold max 30°C / 86F / Dry Flat / Feltable

Made in: Peru

Yarn type
Deals from
3.95 USD

Stores selling this yarn online

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Store name Price
Purple Sheep Yarns
3.95 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
3.95 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

natural mix
3.95 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
Purple Sheep Yarns
3.95 USD
Wool Warehouse Direct Ltd
3.95 USD

Check here if your local store has it in stock.

9 Colours in DROPS Puna

off white
natural 01
light gray
natural mix 07
natural mix 06
dark gray
natural mix 05
natural mix 03
natural mix 17
natural mix 02
natural mix 04
natural mix 08

Product information

DROPS Puna is a soft, light and beautifully warm yarn made from 100% superfine alpaca that’s perfect for almost any kind of garment and feels wonderful on the skin. Made from 4 threads of superfine alpaca, its fibers are untreated, which means they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment. This highlights the fiber’s natural properties, while it also provides a better shape and texture quality.

Available in the most beautiful natural colors - this luxurious yet versatile yarn belongs to Yarn Group B, which makes it perfect to use in designs for both DROPS Karisma and DROPS Merino Extra Fine. And whether you knit or crochet with it, the result will be comfortable, light and wonderful to both see and touch. Plus, you can make sure you get very even stitches by giving your garment a simple wash.

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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!

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 Puna 07, light grey + DROPS Kid-Silk 01, off white

Thinking about felting this yarn?

See how this yarn looks before and after felting:


Needles: 4.00 mm
Before: 20 sts x 26 rows
After: 22 sts x 34 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 (147)

country flag Anna wrote:

Hei, Onko tämä Puna-lanka poistumassa valikoimasta? Sitä on todella vaikea löytää enää mistään, onko uusia eriä tulossa kauppoihin jossain vaiheessa?

27.12.2022 - 13:12:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei, lanka ei ole poistumassa valikoimasta. Alpakkalankojemme alekampanjan yhteydessä lanka myytiin loppuun, mutta sitä on nyt saatu lisää varastoon ja uusia eriä on saapumassa kauppoihin.

13.01.2023 kl. 13:18:

country flag Luis wrote:

Ho acquistato tempo fa il filato Puna, che molto apprezzo per la sua morbidezza. Con disappunto, tuttavia, nel bel mezzo di un gomitolo, esso ha cambiato colore! Da verde petrolio a verde chiaro!!! Non è stata una sorpresa gradita!

02.09.2022 - 08:45:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Luis, ci dispiace per il problema che ha riscontrato con DROPS Puna: contatti il rivenditore da cui ha acquistato il filato che provvederà a fare l'opportuna segnalazione. Buon lavoro!

06.09.2022 kl. 16:33:

country flag Wollfühlladen wrote:

Ich habe noch fast alle bunten Farben von Puna vorrätig. Auf meiner honepage kann man sie sehen. Einfach bei Wollfühlladen bestellen.

21.08.2022 - 00:48:

country flag Lhardy Nathalie wrote:

Bonjour j'aimerais savoir si il vous resterait 1 à 2 pelotes de laines Puna colori 2 natural mix bain 7C9481 ? Si non a qui je peux m'adresser ? Merci beaucoup

31.07.2022 - 11:44:

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour, nous n'avons pas d'informations sur le stock de lots spécifiques. Vous devez contacter votre magasin habituel ou tout magasin DROPS qui expédie en France, vous pouvez trouver une liste ici :https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=8&cid=8. Bon tricot!

31.07.2022 kl. 20:32:

country flag Giulia wrote:

Cosa significa la dicitura “puó essere infeltrito”,in riferimento ad un filato?

27.07.2022 - 15:25:

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Giulia, quando c'è quella dicitura vuol dire che il filato può essere utilizzato per capi che poi verranno infeltriti, come borse, pantofole, decorazioni...Buon lavoro!

28.07.2022 kl. 15:59:

country flag Hansson wrote:

Hej, Finns inte längre färgen Puna nr 16 till salu?

13.07.2022 - 15:56:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej. Nej den har dessvärre utgått ur sortimentet, men det kan hända att vissa återförsäljare fortfarande har den kvar. Mvh DROPS Design

14.07.2022 kl. 13:26:

country flag Kristbjörg Kemp wrote:

Get ég pantað hjá ykkur Drops puna natural 01. Mig vantar 750 gr.

04.07.2022 - 19:57:

DROPS Design answered:

Blessuð Kristbjörg. Efst á síðunni okkar finnur þú hlekk sem vísar á DROPS verslanir á Íslandi. Endilega hafðu samband við þær. Margar þeirra eru með netverslun. Gangi þér vel.

18.07.2022 kl. 14:34:

country flag Anique wrote:

Zo jammer dat jullie de mooiste kleuren uit het assortiment hebben gehaald. De naturel kleuren staan niet iedereen. Dit was mijn favoriete garen. Nu moet ik bij een ander merk een vergelijkbaar garen gaan zoeken

27.06.2022 - 19:06:

country flag Mascha wrote:

Moin! Ich möchte handgefärbtes Garn (100 % Merino mit wildem Farbwechsel) in einem Fair-Isle-Pullover verwenden. Dazu brauche ich ein neutrales Kontrastgarn. Ist Drops Puna dafür geeignet? Oder sollte ich lieber Drops Soft Tweed wählen? Oder besser ein anderes Garn?

07.06.2022 - 09:22:

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Mascha, je nach der gewüschten Ergebnis können alle Garne der Garngruppe B alternative sein, am besten wenden Sie sich an Ihrem DROPS Laden, dort kann man Ihnen besser und persönnlicher - auch telefonisch oder per E-Mail - weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

07.06.2022 kl. 10:52:

country flag Ann Engdahl wrote:

Var har den vackra rosa färgen i Puna tagit vägen? Jag önskar se den igen och gärna nån blå nyans också. Ett underbart garn 🙂

06.06.2022 - 20:20:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Anne, naturfarverne i DROPS Puna er de absolut mest populære. Har du ønsker, så må du gerne referere til en rosa eller blå fra en anden DROPS kvalitet

08.06.2022 kl. 15:26:

country flag Anne-Mette wrote:

Når der står "Tøjet kan med fordel få en enkel vask" menes der da i vaskemaskinen eller?

27.05.2022 - 13:38:

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Anne-Mette. Vi anbefaller håndvask, koldt vand max 30°C till detta garn. Mvh DROPS Design

27.05.2022 kl. 14:15:

country flag Paula Perez wrote:

Buenos dias, para acabar una labor necesito dos ovillos drops puna color 09 (rosa clarito). Volvereis a tener? Lo puedo encargar? Gracias de antemano

22.04.2022 - 10:34:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Paula, este color está ya descontinuado hace tiempo, por lo que ya no está disponible en el almacén. Pero puedes contactar directamente con las tiendas DROPS para ver si les quedan unidades de este color. Puedes ver aquí las tiendas con envío a España: https://www.garnstudio.com/findastore.php?id=23&cid=19

23.04.2022 kl. 16:57:

country flag Victoria Kaldager wrote:

Dette er et fantastisk garn for oss som tåler dårlig ullgarn !!! Mykt og godt mot huden og det klør IKKE. Godt å strikke med og har brukt Karisma oppskrifter med hell. Ser nå at flere farger utgår og det er synd. Har alltid håpet på flere fargevalg. Hva skjer nå med Puna???

17.02.2022 - 16:42:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Victoria. Skulle ønske at flere delte din glede for garnet, slik at vi kunne ha mange fantastiske farge i denne kvaliteten. Men dessverre er det ikke det og nå satses det kun på "jord/natur" farger i DROPS Puna. mvh DROPS Design

21.02.2022 kl. 08:17:

country flag Lieve wrote:

Ik vind het spijtig dat de mooiste kleuren uit het assortiment zijn. Zeker om iets te breien voor meisjes. Ik vind het garen super.

01.02.2022 - 11:29:

country flag SRoth wrote:

Liebes Garnstudio Team, es ist so schade, dass die Punawolle nicht mehr in bunt angeboten wird! Ich habe noch Reste, je 2 Knäuel, in Pflaume (Farbnr. 11) und blau (Nr. 14) - damit komme ich leider nicht weit. Jetzt wollte ich für ein neues Projekt nachbestellen und sehe, dass es die Farben gar nicht mehr gibt. Ich liebe die Qualität dieses Garns, ist denn geplant, die Farbpalette irgendwann wieder zu erweitern? Viele Grüße!

31.01.2022 - 16:50:

country flag Bettina Lukoschewitz wrote:

Hej jeg vil gerne bruge jeres drops puna som alternativ garn . Det garn produkt som anbefales til min opskrift er puna garn fra gepard garn men har lidt svært ved at regne ud om det er brugbart og hvor meget jeg skal bruge . Af puna fra gepard garn skulle jeg bruge 15 gange 50 gram . Kan i hjælpe mig 🙏🏼🙏🏼

29.01.2022 - 17:06:

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Bettina Selv om de har neste samme navn betyr det ikke at de er like. Dette er et garn jeg ikke kjenner til. Om det er blowgarnet Puna fra Gepard, passe nok DROPS Air (også et blowgarn) bedre enn DROPS Puna. (15 nøster med blowgarnet Puna fra Gepard = 1650 meter. For å få 1650 meter med DROPS Air trenger du 11 nøster og med DROPS Puna trenger du 15 nøster). DROPS Air og DROPS Puna har forskjellige tykkelse og strikkefasthet, så sjekk hva som passer best til Puna fra Gepard. mvh DROPS Design

31.01.2022 kl. 12:29:

country flag Christiane Klenke wrote:

In meinem Laden sind die Farben alle noch vorrätig. Bestellen Sie bei Wollfühlladen.

26.01.2022 - 01:32:

country flag Tuija wrote:

Olisin kysynyt mitkä on nuo ruskean värit puna langasta ensimmäisessä kuvassa?

23.01.2022 - 13:01:

country flag Andrea Ludewig wrote:

Guten Morgen an das DROPS-Team, Geht die DROPS-Puna aus dem Sortiment, oder haben Sie nur die Fraben reduziert? Sind neue Farben zu erwarten? Liebe Grüße Andrea

17.01.2022 - 08:57:

country flag Julia wrote:

Witam.wykonalam sweter z wloczki drops puna 03 z jednej partii. Po pierwszym praniu połowa robótki miała jaśniejszy odcień. Dla czego tak się dzieje ? Nie wiem co mam robić, bo sweter zepsuty i nie wiem czy sięgać znów po tą samą wloczke czy wybrać inna firmę.

14.01.2022 - 12:13:

DROPS Design answered:

Witaj Julio, pierwszy raz spotykam podobny problem. Jeżeli włóczka jest z jednej partii nie powinno być żadnej różnicy w odcieniu. Problem nastąpił podczas prania: która część jest jaśniejsza? Napisz jak prałaś sweter. Pozdrawiamy!

17.01.2022 kl. 15:15:

country flag Suzan Den Boon wrote:

Dear Sir/Madam, For a sweater I would like to use the Drops Puna Yarn. I would like to know where the alpaca wool comes from. Is there a name of a producer or a certain city where the wool comes from? And is there a certain standard in terms of the way the animals are being cared for? Thank you in advance. With kind regards, Suzan.

03.01.2022 - 10:45:

country flag Louise Barton-Warner wrote:

Iam looking for Puna colour 09 pink and 16 blue/grey, I cannot find anywhere that has stock of these colours, could you help please, Regards, Louise Barton-Warner

02.01.2022 - 22:22:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Barton-Warner, these colours are not available anymore, you can ask more store if they do have some still in stock or ask other customers in our DROPS Workshop if someone can help you. Happy knitting!

03.01.2022 kl. 14:55:

country flag Sofia wrote:

Hi! I purchased drops Puna to replace Karisma in one sweater. Based on the information provided here I thought it would be same thickness as Karisma but it's clearly thinner and it makes my knit look much less dense and see through as well. Is it supposed to be like this? I purchased 10 skeins and feel a bit sad now...

31.12.2021 - 17:28:

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Sofia, indeed, DROPS Puna is thinner and softer than Karisma, since Puna is 100% Alpaca while Karisma is 100% Wool. So, even though they have the same yardage, the result is very different. We would recommend working with a smaller needle and a bit more tightly so that the result is slightly more similar. Happy knitting!

31.12.2021 kl. 19:02:

country flag Claudia wrote:

Antes tenían una variedad de colores amplia en este hilo, ya no la veo en su página, ¿van a volver a producir mas colores? Ojala que asi sea porque los colores eran bellísimos.

28.12.2021 - 16:28:

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Claudia, no tenemos información sobre colores nuevos o descontinuados, aparte de lo que está disponible en nuestra página web.

31.12.2021 kl. 19:05:

country flag Geneviève wrote:

Pourquoi avoir arrêté la couleur bleu foncé de puna ? Elle est magnifique cette couleur, j'ai déjà fait 3 pulls avec et j'en aurai bien fait un autre.

05.12.2021 - 18:31:

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