Umiña is designed for use against the skin due to its unique and lofty blend of Royal Alpaca and Extrafine Merino Wool. The yarn combines the sheen, softness and drape of Royal Alpaca with the bounce, elasticity and softness of Merino Wool. Umiña is perfect for sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats, and has excellent stitch definition. Please click the link above to see all colors currently stocked at Yarn Loop.
FIBER CONTENT: 50% Royal Alpaca / 50% Extrafine Merino Wool
WEIGHT: 100g / 247yds / 225m
NEEDLE SIZE: US 7-9 / 4.5-5.5mm
GAUGE: 4-5 sts per inch / 2.5cm
CARE INSTRUCTIONS - Hand Wash in warm water. Lay Flat to Dry. Low Iron if needed.
About Mirasol -Sumptuous yarns are a luxury that you can afford when selecting Mirasol, a Fair Trade company from Peru which dedicates a portion of every sale to education by funding a school in the remote region of Puno where many shepherds and their families reside. Mirasol fibers are sourced from the Peruvian Andes and come in a range of stunningly vibrant colors that are delightful to knit. The irresistible softness will provide garments with the best quality so you will never want to wear anything else, and due to its longevity, you'll never have to!
Peru’s heritage and culture of textiles artistry is one of the richest in the world. It all begins in the highlands where Alpaca and Wool shepherds tender their animals in the Peruvian Sierra, growing the fine hair and wool that helps to create beautiful and soft yarns for hand knitting. All of this luxury comes with the extra benefit of knowing that each purchase contributes to schools for children of Peruvian alpaca shepherds. To learn more, visit www.mirasolperu.com
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