ISKAY BABY ALPACA // DK weight // AMARANTA
100% Peruvian baby alpaca
4 ply DK
100 grams - 246 yards - 225 meters (approx.)
3.5-4.5 mm (US 4-7)
Where it all began!
ISKAY is the signature Pichinku base, paying tribute to the rich Andean fiber tradition that brought alpacas to the world. Luxurious high twist, superior snuggliness and beautiful tone depth within each skein.
Please note that colors will vary between computer-phone-tablet monitors and dye baths, and though we try our best to post color-accurate photos, variations should be anticipated. For any questions or concerns about color exactness, please contact us!
Natural dyes fade beautifully with time and may run a bit when washed but will retain their vibrancy with proper care. We recommend hand washing in cold water with a drop of pH neutral detergent and laying flat to dry away from direct sunlight.
Why pH neutral detergent?
Most commercial, even all natural detergents, are acidic or alkaline solutions that could alter naturally dyed colors. For example, we use citric acid or lime juice as a modifier to dye bright reds with cochineal. An acidic (or alkaline) detergent can have a similar result, breaking down dyes and changing colors even in the first wash. Need help finding a pH neutral detergent to care for your naturally dyed yarns? Email us at email@example.com!
Pattern inspiration for ISKAY baby alpaca:
Blair Shawl by Vanessa Black
Karekare Pullover by Francoise Danoy
Clemens by Joanna Ang
Scrap Cardigan by Pope Vergara
Magnitude Shawl by Solene Le Roux
Whitmoor Sweater by Ami Lowden
Half N Half Infinity Scarf by Melissa Fisher
Purless by Romi Hill
Sweet Tart by Aimee Alexander
Lots of Lotus Cowl by Laura Snyder
Copenhagen Calling by Isabell Kraemer
Cusqueña Hat by Kristen Jancuk
Snowflake by Tin Can Knits
Mini Cardigan Lorelein by Luisa Chang
Sticks and Bones Shawl by Attic 166
Rosehall Shawl by Sam Lamb