Alpaca wool socks for women featuring classic and simple rib pattern
Alpacas are bred primarily for their wool, which has amazing properties. Alpaca wool is shiny, silky, elegant, and feels soft. Alpaca wool is 3 times stronger and 7 times warmer than wool from sheep. Alpaca fiber is incredibly soft to the touch, not prickly, bears no lanolin, and therefore – hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in a wide range of colors – 22 natural colors. The preparing, carding, spinning, and weaving of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool from sheep. Alpacas are typically sheared once per year in the spring. Each animal produces from 2,2 to 4,5 kg of wool per shearing. The quality of wool is measured in microns. However, other properties also are taken into account, for example – the uniformity of wool. These properties affect on costs of wool products
Composition: 28% alpaca wool, 62% acrylic, 10% polyamide
An interesting fact about alpacas: Alpaca fibers are the best spinning fiber
The hand spinners start gravitating the alpaca wool, the best spinning fiber. Although several people do not, while it comes across several beautiful natural colors, lighter colors are dyed too. But, for dying and spinning, the guard hair, which is the hairs from the legs, gets removed as they are not turning or holding dye. It is assembled into the skin once the alpaca is dyed and spun while the entire length term of the yarn is organized into the coil.