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EcoPuna Baby Alpaca Special Black yarn

EcoPuna Baby Special Black DK yarn by Amano of Peru

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EcoPuna Baby Alpaca Special Black

Naturally black ("true black") alpacas are quite rare, and this accounts for the difference in price between this color and the other Eco Puna colors. Extra hand culling is required to remove stray non-black fibers and produce a solid black yarn without any dying. This black color is put up in 25g balls, but is otherwise the same spin and yardage. It is exceptionally soft.

With the black edition of Eco Puna, Amano aims to support the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black fiber in an effort to re-establish this population, which has dropped dramatically, to the point that is accounts for only 0.03% of all alpaca fiber.

Eco Puna is the natural undyed version of Puna. Puna is the quintessential luxury yarn for larger projects and garments. It is 100% Baby alpaca in a DK weight suitable for your favorite patterns. The natural variations in the fiber produce a lovely heathery shade in every hue.

Baby Alpaca fiber has a diameter of 22.5 microns, which is equivalent to the upper limit of cashmere. This yarn has a very even 4ply spin, yielding a yarn approximately the same thickness as 8-ply, or DK weight yarn.

This yarn is a sumptuous choice for a larger garment or lace project. A size US 6 needle will produce a solid stockinette fabric that can be luxuriously worn next to the skin.

The fabulous black alpaca on the hoof!
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