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Morris Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca

Morris Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca

Composition: 100% baby alpaca
Size: 50g ball
Length: 100m / 109yd
Recommended needle size: 4.00mm / US6 / 8UK
Tension: 22st / 28rows over 10cm
Washing instructions: Hand wash, dry flat
Made in: Peru

Baby alpaca yarn is yarn spun from alpaca fiber that is fine enough to be classified as “baby alpaca.” Alpaca fiber is classified not by age of the animal, but by the diameter of the hair. Baby alpaca is the finest, softest yarn, and it is highly prized for knitting and other crafts. It also tends to be very costly.

Alpacas are camelids related to llamas and vicunas. They grow coats of dense, fine hair that is very strong and has superb insulating properties. They are periodically sheared so that their fleeces can be combed, sorted, and spun into yarn and thread. Alpaca yarns are extremely warm, very soft, and somewhat shiny or glossy. They do not repel water well because alpacas do not produce lanolin.

In the case of baby alpaca yarn, the yarn is made with alpaca hair that is 21-23 microns wide. Superfine alpaca yarn is made with somewhat larger hairs, while suri is the coarsest alpaca fiber. People who are experienced with handling and processing alpaca hair can grade the raw fiber by weight, feel, and heft. Grading takes place soon after shearing to determine how much a given alpaca fleece is worth.

Please note: The colour names given below are not official and are only provided as a guide. It's impossible to guarantee an accurate colour display for every computer monitor so if you're unsure, we recommend you visit our shop to inspect the wool personally.

  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3802 Mulberry Cream (Lilac)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3802 Mulberry Cream (Lilac)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3802 Mulberry Cream (Lilac)
    22 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3803 Spanish Lavender (Purple)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3803 Spanish Lavender (Purple)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3803 Spanish Lavender (Purple)
    4 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3804 Bisque (Rose Pink)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3804 Bisque (Rose Pink)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3804 Bisque (Rose Pink)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3805 Cherry Lips (Bright Red)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3805 Cherry Lips (Bright Red)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3805 Cherry Lips (Bright Red)
    27 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3806 Madeira (Burgundy)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3806 Madeira (Burgundy)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3806 Madeira (Burgundy)
    332 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3807 Truffle (Choc Brown)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3807 Truffle (Choc Brown)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3807 Truffle (Choc Brown)
    172 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3809 Grey Wolf (Mid Charcoal)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3809 Grey Wolf (Mid Charcoal)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3809 Grey Wolf (Mid Charcoal)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3810 Oatmeal (Dark Cream)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3810 Oatmeal (Dark Cream)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3810 Oatmeal (Dark Cream)
    160 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3811 Donkey (Donkey Brown)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3811 Donkey (Donkey Brown)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3811 Donkey (Donkey Brown)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3812 Bark (Mid Brown)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3812 Bark (Mid Brown)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3812 Bark (Mid Brown)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3813 Winter Sky (Light Grey/Blue)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3813 Winter Sky (Light Grey/Blue)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3813 Winter Sky (Light Grey/Blue)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3817 Harvest (Yellow/Mustard)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3817 Harvest (Yellow/Mustard)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3817 Harvest (Yellow/Mustard)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3819 Ablaze (Orange/Red)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3819 Ablaze (Orange/Red)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3819 Ablaze (Orange/Red)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3820 Warm Spices (Red/Brown)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3820 Warm Spices (Red/Brown)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3820 Warm Spices (Red/Brown)
    32 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3821 Deep Forest (Dark Olive Green)Maya 8Ply  Baby Alpaca  #3821 Deep Forest (Dark Olive Green)
    Maya 8Ply Baby Alpaca #3821 Deep Forest (Dark Olive Green)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3826 Midnight (Black)Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3826 Midnight (Black)
    Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca #3826 Midnight (Black)
    Out of stock
    $11.00
  • Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3828 Ocean (Royal Blue)Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3828 Ocean (Royal Blue)
    Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca #3828 Ocean (Royal Blue)
    98 available
    $11.00
  • Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3831 Grapevine (Dark Magenta)Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca  #3831 Grapevine (Dark Magenta)
    Maya 8ply Baby Alpaca #3831 Grapevine (Dark Magenta)
    Out of stock
    $11.00