Vicuna

Amazing luxury! The yarn is very soft and beautiful.

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Amazing luxury! The yarn is very soft and beautiful.

We are able to offer exclusive Vicuna yarn for the ultimate in luxury. Vicuna is the softest, most highly valued material of the Andean with a natural lustre that is just magical.  Vicuna clothing was historically reserved for Inca royalty but is now available to all those who desire the ultimate in comfort and quality. 

With a diameter of only 12.5 – 13 microns Vicuna is the finest, rarest, most expensive natural fibre that exists in the world. Its insulating properties make it warmer than wool and much finer than cashmere.

The Vicuna, a camelid that looks like a smaller and more elegant llama is found primarily in the Peruvian and northern Argentine Andes. For centuries, it was poached for its valuable cinnamon coloured coat, with reddish gold hue and although fine and light, it keeps the animal warm in the freezing altitudes above 15,000ft. A Vicuna weighs approximately 100lb and stands at just under 3ft at shoulder level. Availability of the fleece is extremely limited as each animal produces only 120- 150 grams of fibre every 2 years. The fleece of 6 Vicunas are required to create a single sweater.

  • Care instructions: Cool Hand Wash
  • Blend: 100% Vicuna
  • Length: 115mtrs/128yards
  • Needle size: 4-5mm (UK6-8, US6-8)
  • Popular: Exclusive
  • Yarn tension: 13 stitches and 38 rows to 4in (10cm)
  • Weight: 4 Ply / Sport

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avatar David Brill
Amazing luxury! The yarn is very soft and beautiful.
Posted 7 months ago