Handwaerk - Woolfolk Yarn
Handwaerk means craftmanship or handcraft in Danish. Handwaerk Alpaca is handspun by local artisans coming from 3 communities from the highlands of Puno, Peru: Antauta, Ajoyani, and Queracucho.
Many of the artisans have learned the traditional art of hand spinning alpaca fiber from their families, a skill that is often passed down generation to generation. A group of over 70 women formed FIBRA EMPRENDEDORA, an association of hand spinners and knitters. This group of passionate artisans work with pride, promoting the legacy of their ancestors by celebrating their traditions and honoring their origins. We are honored to bring their singular, exquisite handspun alpaca to our knitting community.
Fiber Content:100% Alpaca, undyed and handspun
Approx. Length: 89 yards (80 meters)**
Gauge: 5-8 stitches / 10-14 rows
Needle: US 15-19 (10-16mm)
Origin: Handwaerk Alpaca is handspun by local artisans coming from 3 communities from the highlands of Puno, Peru: Antauta, Ajoyani, and Queracucho.
Recommended Skill Level: Beginner and up!
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*Lengths are approximate and may vary slightly
**Please note that even though we do our very best to display our colors as accurately as possible, actual colors may vary slightly from what you see on your screen.
Due to the handspun nature of Handwaerk Alpaca, expect some moderate shedding to occur while knitting and during the initial wear. This will fade as the fibers bind to each other over time.
For blocking, a quick steam should suffice. Leave ample time for drying before wear with a full immersive soak.
- Whip up a sweet little sweater for your furry friend using Handwaerk and the Kaelne pattern from Woolfolk!
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