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Malabrigo Silkpaca content: 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Mulberry Silk.
Skein Weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces).
Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters).
Needle Size: US 3 – 8 or 3.25 – 5mm.
Hook Size: US B-1 to E4 or 2,0-3,5 mm.
Yarn Weight: Lace .
Yarn Texture: 2 ply.
Care: Hand Wash, cold water, dry flat.
Wearing an item made of Malabrigo Silkpaca is like wearing a cloud! This yarn is 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk, which makes it 100% luscious. Soft, silky, with just a bit of a halo. Despite being our thinnest yarn, Malabrigo Silkpaca is plied and sturdy- perfect for lace projects and very special objects that are sure to become precious heirlooms.
Malabrigo Silkpaca is great for: Lace, shawls, scarves, diaphanous garments.
Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
When we dye our yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, specially on variegated yarns.
When we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.