Alpaca Yarn Care and Tension Squares

Care Instructions

Hand washing: Use lukewarm water and a specialist wool detergent. Hair conditioner in the final rinse will add extra softness. When washing and rinsing squeeze the garment rather than rubbing. Gently squeeze out excess water before rolling in a towel. Lay flat to dry.

Washing machines: Modern machines with special wool wash cycles will also be fine but it is always advisable to check first by washing a tension square and then checking the final dry size.

Yardage/Meterage

2/9 4-ply yarn runs out to 450m per 100g (225m per 50g) or 490 yards per 100g (245 yards per 50g)

4/9 DK yarn runs out to 225m per 100g (112m per 50g) or 245 yards per 100g (122 yards per 50g)

1m equals 1.09 yards

1 yard equals 36 inches equals 0.914.

Weights

50g equals 1.76 ounces

100g equals 3.53 ounces

1 ounce equals 28g

Tension Squares

Tension Square 4" x 4" or 10cm x 10cm

Band Colour

Yarn Count

Blend

Stitches

NeedleSize mm

Rows

2.75

3.00

3.25

3.5

3.75

4.00

4.5

5.0

5.5

Yellow

4/9Nm DK

Alpaca/Wool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70% SuperFine Alpaca and 30% Wool

Stitches

 

28

 

 

25

24

21

 

 

Rows

 

36

 

 

34

33

27

 

 

Yellow

2/9Nm 4-Ply

Alpaca/Wool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70% SuperFine Alpaca and 30% Wool

Stitches

 

28

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

Rows

 

38

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

4/9Nm DK

BabyAlpaca/Silk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80% BabyAlpaca and 20% Tussah Silk

Stitches

 

25

 

 

21

20

29

 

 

Rows

 

33

 

 

28

27

25

 

 

Blue

2/9Nm 4-Ply

BabyAlpaca/Silk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80% Baby Alpaca and 20% Tussah Silk

Stitches

30

28

25

23

 

 

 

 

 

Rows

40

36

34

32