Llama Wool, New Wool, Viscose
QUALITY – NATURAL MATERIALS
LAMATWEED is a very soft, rustic and single-ply yarn with a fine, harmonized shine and tweed effect. Llama wool is an exclusive natural product. Llama wool is lanolin free, light, and strong. The hollow construction of the fibers gives an unusual, good insulation capacity.
LAMATWEED has, with its content of viscose, a moderate shine at the surface and is softer than LAMAULD. The two qualities can replace each other and be worked together. The spinning and the tweed technique entails, that some parts of the thread have small variations of thickness in LAMATWEED. This contributes to the classic tweed look and particularly suitable for children, classic sweaters, cardigans, outerwear, and blankets.
The spinning of the yarn entails, that LAMATWEED first unfolds completely, when knitted and washed. A knitted and washed swatch is therefore recommended, to get the full impression of the quality, look, and softness of the yarn. The flecks can give surplus fibers in the work process. The main part of these fibers is washed out at the first washes.
This is an ethical yarn that is mulesing-free.
40% Llama wool | 40% clean new wool | *20% viscose, a silk-like natural material.
*Viscose, also called Rayon, is a natural product made from the plant material cellulose. Viscose has a silk-like expression in both shine and softness and is particularly suitable for absorbing moisture.
Weight: Aran / 10 ply
Meterage/Yardage: 109 yards(100 meters)
Unit Weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
Gauge: 17.0 to 18.0 sts = 10cm (4 inches)
The recommended gauge is 17-18 sts x 24 rows and the recommended needle size is 4.5-5 mm.
Needle Size: 4.5 - 5 mm (US 7 - 8)
Texture: Single ply
Care: Washable at 30 degrees C. Lay flat to dry.
LAMATWEED from CaMaRose is produced in Peru with regard to the environment, animal welfare, the local farmers and workers. The manufacturer is oeko-tex certified on all its wool products and uses solar energy in production. High quality requirements as well as consideration for the environment, animals and people in the production are the basis for the spinning industry's cooperation with CaMaRose since 2010.