Why We Love Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca fiber used to be reserved for royalty. Lucky for you, however, that’s no longer the case. You, too can experience this amazing “super fiber.”

At DC Knits, we love alpaca fiber. Here’s why:

It will keep you nice and toasty in the winter, and cool in the summer

Even on the coldest winter days, you’ll be warm in your alpaca sweater. However, unlike other knits, you’ll still be comfortable wearing it in the summer. This is because alpaca fiber contains microscopic air pockets, providing both insulation and breathability.

It’s as light as air

The microscopic air pockets described above also reduce the weight of alpaca fibers, making alpaca garments more comfortable to wear.

It’s tough

Alpaca is much tougher than other luxury fibers. Alpacas evolved to survive long, cold winters in the Andes, making their wool extra-durable. Care for it properly, and your alpaca garments can last from one generation to the next.

It’s naturally hypoallergenic

Alpaca wool contains no lanolin, which is the substance that triggers wool allergies in some people. Even if you think you’re allergic to wool, try alpaca!

It feels oh, so nice

Next time you see an alpaca sweater or shawl, try it on. You’ll be enveloped in luxurious softness. You won’t want to take it off!

After reading this, you’re probably ready to buy an alpaca garment for yourself! At DC knits, we have a wide selection of alpaca capes, wraps, cardigans and sweaters in all the colors of the rainbow. Check us out online and place your order today! Questions? Call us at 505-471-3640.