Feb 4th 2020

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Knitting With Alpaca Yarn

Knitting is a great way to make clothes and other wearable items such as hats, scarves, and gloves. What kind of yarn or material do you typically use? How much thought do you put into the yarn that you buy? For your next project we highly recommend using alpaca yarn and here’s why.

1. Quality Material Year Round

Alpaca fiber is great for insulation. Compared to wool alpaca fiber is three times warmer. In the winter alpaca fiber keeps your body heat in, but in the summer the breathability of the fiber helps to keep you cooler. So no matter what time of the year you choose to wear your alpaca garments you'll be comfortable.

2. Strong Fiber

Alpaca fiber is a strong fiber. Alpaca fiber has been proven to be much stronger than wool and is known for its durability. This fiber will allow you to keep the things you make, with the proper care, for many years to come.

3. Lightweight

Alpaca fiber looks like it would be heavy and bulky, but alpaca yarn is actually almost as light as air. This makes it both easy and comfortable to wear. Wearing alpaca yarn products will keep you feeling light as a feather instead of weighing you down.

4. Extra Soft

Alpaca fiber is extra soft. The material is silky smooth due to the alpacas having a smoother scale surface. The material is often mistaken for cashmere because of how soft the texture is. Wearing anything made of alpaca fiber is guaranteed to be the one of the softest, if not the absolute softest, thing that you own.

5. Hypoallergenic

Alpaca fiber is not only silky smooth but is also hypoallergenic and will not irritate your skin. This means that anyone can enjoy wearing this fiber. Alpaca fiber contains no lanolin and the texture of the fiber prevents roughness and irritation to the skin.

6. Water Resistant

Alpaca fiber is water resistant. This means that no matter whether you are out in the summer heat or caught in the snow you don’t have to worry about moisture seeping into the material and weighing you down causing discomfort for the rest of the day.

These are just a few of the many reasons why your next knitting project should be with alpaca yarn. Four Acres Living has many different colors to choose from when it comes to alpaca yarn. Our yarn is hand dyed and made from the alpacas right on our farm. Make your next knitting project with alpaca yarn.