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How to choose a quality wool ?

In this article, find the different types of wool, as well as some advice for choosing a wool that offers you the properties you are looking for, while respecting your values.

Wool, a natural and ecological fiber, is our material of choice for a comfortable and quality garment. The right criteria for choosing a wool are different for each person ; It is therefore important to know a little more about the characteristics of each wool in order to make your choice in an informed and often more responsible way. Be careful, for example, of inexpensive or scratchy wools, as well as the conditions of animal husbandry and shearing.

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New - Kits snoods and beanies in Baby Alpaca

Notice to knitters ! New section: Knitting !

Many of you have asked us, for a few days now, on our website www.sweetalpaga.com, you can find Kits to make yourself our Baby Alpaca twisted wool beanie. In these Kits, we offer you the detailed knitting sheet as well as the Baby Alpaca yarn for making the beanie. You have the possibility, in the same section, to order the fur pompom to continue in the "luxury" version. There are also faux fur pompoms, in multiple colors, which you can buy in haberdashery. You can also make your own pompom with the rest of the yarn.

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Alpaca, an extraordinary fiber

The alpaca (or Lama Pacos), is the cousin of the Lama, Guanacos and Vigogne (who lives in the wild). It is one of the most beautiful South American camelids.

Alpaca has been sought after and appreciated for its wool since the time of pre-Inca cultures, due to the exceptional properties and quality of its fleece. There are two types of alpaca : Huacayo and Suri.

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Warmth and softness of alpaca wool

In 100% Baby Alpaca quality, selected from the finest fibers of the animal (generally on the softest parts such as the neck), SWEET ALPAGA yarns are available in a range of completely natural colors : white, sand, rye, slate, black...

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Alpaca wool, one of the best fibers in the world

Alpaca wool is the result of natural selection.

The Alpacas live in the highlands of the Andes - the Altiplano, at altitudes that can exceed 4000 meters.

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Young mother, knit soft layette for your baby

Young mother, do you know Baby Alpaca wool ?

This extremely soft fiber is recommended for babies' skin, which is very fragile.

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