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Borstet Alpakka – Sandnes Garn
Here’s a riddle : how can you knit a bulky sweater without it weighing a ton ? We have the answer : you use Sandnes Garn’s Borstet Alpakka !
Thanks to its structure, this yarn has an airy, incredibly light feeling. You will think you wear a cloud ! Actually, the alpaca fiber is blown on a nylon tube. This technique gives a fluffy yarn, that knits up at a large gauge, without the heaviness of a traditionnally spinned yarn. With 110m in a 50g ball, knitted with 5 to 7 mm needles, you will only need very few balls for even the biggest projects. Plus, the color palette of the brand is definitely one of the best, each more attractive than the other !
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: bulky
- Composition: 96% brushed alpaca – 4% nylon
- 50 g / 110 meters per ball
- Available in 23 colors
- 5 to 7 mm needles
- Gauge: 12 to 16 stitches for 10 cm
- Wash at 30 ° wool program or by hand
Warm, soft and light: here are the words that best define Sandnes Garn’s Borstet Alpakka. If you prefer alpaca to mohair, and if you crave a cuddly sweater or cardigan for this winter, it is the yarn you need ! Here, we can imagine a version of the well-known Il Grande Favorito designed by Isabell Kraemer (patron disponible sur Ravelry) : the ultimate cuddle-sweater ! In fact, while you are on Ravelry, why not take a look at the yarn’s page to find some more inspiration ?
But if mohair is still your favorite, Sandnes Garn has got you covered too: do you know their Silk Mohair ? Not yet ? Well, maybe it is time to get acquainted 😉