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100% Alpaca yarn

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Finnish and ecological alpaca yarn.

Our artisan yarns are spun in a small Finnish spinning mill and are made of 100% alpaca fiber.

Knitting with high-quality 100% alpaca yarns is comfortable. The yarn is always of uniform quality and is pleasant to handle. Whatever you knit, the product will be a long-lasting and stylish sweater for your own wardrobe or as a gift. We can promise that.

2-strand alpaca yarn is undyed and therefore retains the excellent properties of alpaca fiber even as a finished product.

Please note that even if the yarn has the same name as before, each batch of yarn is unique and finding a yarn of exactly the same shade later on can be challenging. So please reserve enough yarn for the sweater you are planning. You can always return the extra skein. If necessary, we also help in evaluating the need for yarn.

Yarn: 380m ~100g

  • Light rose gray  380m ~ 100g
  • Fawn 380m ~ 100g
  • Dark fawn  380m ~ 100g
  • Dark brown  380m ~ 100g
  • Gray 380m ~ 100g
  • Graphite gray 380m ~ 100g
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Alpaca and angora yarns

Ruukki Kehräämö's yarn selection includes a variety of alpaca and angora yarns. Our yarn is made only from undyed alpaca and angora rabbit fibers. Alpaca fiber comes to the spinning mill from Finland, Holland and Ireland. We only buy Angora fur from Finnish producers.

Some of the threads are spun with a small amount of wild silk. The Kalahari wild silk is the only free-living wild silk butterfly. The cocoons left behind by these butterflies are collected from the Kalahari desert. In Finland, silk is dyed with natural dyes.

Ruukki Kehräämö's wild silk blend yarns, born as a result of product development work, are a unique product family, the likes of which are not produced by anyone else in the world. The colors of the threads are created naturally from different colored alpaca and/or angora fibers, as well as from wild silk dyed with natural substances. The fibers are mixed at the beginning of the production process in a way that no one else uses.

This unique production process enables color slides, optical color mixing and the production of yarn with a very vivid surface. The end result is a yarn that is impossible to produce by dyeing or in large-scale industrial production.

Our production volumes are small. Our goal is not mass production, but we invest in quality. Each batch of yarn is a unique work of art that is created as a result of creative work.

Our artisan yarns are the high-end products of the yarn market. The strengths of the yarn qualities in the selections remain in a certain range, but there is no permanent color chart. Each lot is unique.

Knitting instructions

So that charming yarns don't just remain treasures in the yarn basket, we offer our customers knitting instructions designed for Ruukkin Kehräämö yarns.

Our knitting instructions are adaptable. The same instructions are also suitable for several different threads. The professionally written knitting instructions are clear and tested. The clothes come in many sizes.

You can buy the instructions in the shop as printed, beautifully illustrated booklets or digitally in our online store.

The knitwear is easy to maintain: keep, air and keep.

Store the sweater in an airy and dry place, protected from pests. The knitwear is refreshed and smoothed by clever steaming. The sweater can also be brushed with a clothes brush intended for delicate sweaters.

If necessary, stain removal and/or washing with wool detergent by hand or with the washing machine's hand wash program at +30°C.

Remember that we have a repair service. In case of damage, send your sweater to be repaired. This is how we together increase the useful life of knitwear and save nature.

And when your favorite sweater is completely worn out, we accept it as a material to be processed again.

All orders are sent within 1-6 weekdays from the date of order, except during our holiday/ vacation time.

Handling and postage is 10 € in Finland (free >180 €), 30 € in Europe.

The subscriber has a 14-day exchange and return right. The right to exchange and return applies to unused and salable products in their original packaging.

The return of the order must be notified in advance using the return form or by email to posti@ruukinkehraamo.fi .

1. Why don't we have any colorful knit wear?

Ruukkin Kehräämö's Alpaca Royal fiber is undyed. Each color is the true color of the original wool producing animal. Altogether, there are 22 basic colors of alpacas. This guarantees a wide and stunningly beautiful color palette.

Non-dyeing is an advantage of fiber, yarn and, above all, the finished knit. Harsh chemical processes; bleaching, dyeing, post-treatments and washing wear down the fibers and break their surface structure. The properties of the natural, minimally processed alpaca fiber are transferred directly to the garment. That's why Ruukkin Kehräämö's knitwear is not dyed.

When the knit reaches the end of its life cycle, the fiber continues its life. Undyed, non-chemically treated alpaca fiber is 100% biodegradable. Knitwear can also be torn back into fibers and recycled for reuse.

2. Why do our products have a delivery fee?

We want you not to make a hasty purchase decision, but to be sure of your choice when ordering the product. In Finland, up to 50% of e-commerce orders are returned. Postage has been found to significantly reduce the number of returns.

On average, the largest emissions of clothes sold in an online store come from the product itself (~83%), but transportation produces 14% of the emissions. If the product is returned, the transport emissions are doubled.

So we want to act responsibly both towards our customers and the environment. When you buy less, carefully and with better quality, the environment and your wallet will thank you.

Piqued your interest? Read more about the effect of transport on the emissions of an online store product.

3. Why don't we have discount campaigns?

We do not support fast fashion and quick purchase decisions. FOMO (Fear of missing out) is a commonly used method in marketing to get a customer to buy products that they don't necessarily need.

By limiting the offer to a certain time, consumers are tempted to make rash purchase decisions. Instead, we want you to be satisfied with your purchases from us and to use our products for a long time. You can always count on us to have the product at the same price, whether you make your purchase on Black Friday or a normal Sunday morning.

3. How can we guarantee that the yarn coming from Peru is responsibly produced?

In the mountains of Peru, alpaca breeding is the main livelihood. Up to 85% of the native population's income comes from selling alpaca wool. By buying wool from certain farms, we can ensure that the owner of the farm receives reasonable compensation for his work. Alpacas play an important role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Ruukkin Kehräämö only uses high-quality and ethically produced, RAS-marked (Responsible Alpaca Standard) alpaca wool. Breeders belonging to Peruvian indigenous peoples tend their small herds with respect for nature. The organization we support, Quechua Benefit , helps the indigenous population to take care of the well-being of both the alpacas and their families.

For each batch of yarn that arrives at Ruukki Kehräämö, the fibers are collected separately from local small farms. Every fiber can be traced back to the premises and even to the animal. Growers get double the price for Alpaca Royal fiber compared to coarser fibers.

4. How can we guarantee that neither the angora rabbits nor the alpacas suffer during the wool picking?

Alpaca and angora rabbit are wool producing animals. They have been bred to produce wool, like merino sheep. Not shearing a wool-producing animal is harmful to the animal, because the wool does not stop growing at a certain length, but long and tangled wool makes it difficult for the animal to move and worsens hygiene.

We buy wool from angora rabbits only from domestic farms, where the spinning takes place under the conditions of the animals and stress-free. You can watch our partner Villiniity's coiling video and get to know angora rabbits in our blog post .

The Alpaca wool we use for our yarns comes mainly from domestic farms. We buy the black alpaca fiber from the Dutch Tienda Molino alpaca farm .

Alpaca wool must be collected with professional skill and as stress-free as possible for the alpaca and as gently as possible. Australian professional Chris Williams arrives in Finland in the spring and rolls the alpacas quickly and painlessly.

The most ecological product is the one that is in use

The most ecological product is the one that is in use

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Ihana 100% alpakkalanka

Todella miellyttävä lanka neuloa. Usva-paita tulossa. Kevyttä, laadukasta, riittoisaa lankaa.

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What others have knitted from our yarns

kesaneule alpakka alpakkavillisilkki

From the alpaca yarn I bought at Ruukki's Kehräämö, I knitted a wonderfully soft short-sleeved sweater for the cooler moments of summer.

Minna V.
huivi alpakasta

The scarf made as a side job is finally ready. 100% alpaca, really nice knitting yarn. It's really lovely to wear 🥰 and it's warm.

Susanna V.
huivi jamalangoista

Jämälana project scarf as a brioche, in which I did buy the other half of the yarn, so one skein was enough. Ruukkin Kehräämö alpaca, angora, wild silk and mixtures of these are used as warp yarns. Therapeutic tassels were made from silk thread.

Instructions from Novita, total weight 200g and needles 4. Wonderfully warm.

Heli E.
neulepaita alpakkalangasta ruskea

Here's a sweater made according to Petiteknit's October sweater, with two-strand alpaca as the yarn. I had reserved four skeins for this, and there was about 1/3 of a skein left over.

Absolutely wonderfully warm and light, knitted with 4mm needles. These yarns are amazingly enough, every time I've had extra even though I've been afraid that I'll run out. The next sweater is already on the needles, this time from alpaca angora 😊.

Jenni H.
viikinkineule alpakka

My friend ordered a sweater, but said she would bring her own yarn. I got Ruukki Kehräämö's coffee-colored yarn 6x100g and the wish to make a Viking sweater from Lasse L. Matberg's book.

It was a real pleasure to knit a wonderfully soft and slightly greasy yarn. Often the hands are really dry after knitting for a long time, some yarns are clearly rough. This was my first alpaca sweater, and I would love to continue using it.

The beanie had to be made again and the customer got one batch back. So also plenty, and warm.

Nina Catherine L.
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