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Alpaca silk linen yarn

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Alpaca silk linen yarn - a perfect combination of the softness of alpaca, the shine of silk and the lightness of linen

Treat yourself to luxurious yarn and create stylish knitwear. Choose your favorite from the natural colors of alpaca.

The yarn is made in Peru and the shades of the yarn vary less than our artisan yarns. However, please reserve enough yarn for the knitwear you are planning. If necessary, we help in assessing the need for yarn.

Try our new yarn according to the already familiar instructions and fall in love with the end result!

Skein: 360m~100g

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The 22 micron Baby Alpaca fiber enables the production of thin, uniform quality yarn. The finer the alpaca fiber is, the more comfortable it feels against the skin. The fiber is so fine that you can put the sweater directly against the skin of a newborn baby, hence the name Baby Alpaca.

Alpaca fiber is a fat-free, hollow fiber with particularly good heat regulation ability. That's why alpaca knits and woven alpaca fabrics are warm, breathable and light. Alpaca fiber repels water and dirt, and odors do not stick to it.

You get genuine natural products from us. All the colors we use are natural shades of alpaca wool. Even the black thread is completely undyed. Undyed, hypoallergenic and antibacterial fiber is also suitable for people with sensitive skin and allergy sufferers. Because the dyeing process is omitted, only little water is used in production and, apart from detergent, no chemicals at all.

We import 100% Baby Alpaca yarns from Peru. The spinning mill Michell Group, our partner, guarantees ethical alpaca breeding. All breeders who supply Michell Group with alpaca fiber have been awarded the RAS label (Responsible Alpaca Standard).

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 .

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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neuletakki lenkkilalpakasta

I knitted a sweater from Ruukki spinning mill's 100% loop alpaca yarn, which has become my favorite sweater!

I also wrote instructions for it, which can be found for free on the Kaksosflikat blog. I am the other half of the Kaksosflikat ensemble, and we have had a Knitting Year 2022 project, which this sweater was also a part of. We have designed one guide for each month of the year.

Sanna P.
shaali  suri alpakkalanka

This is a shawl knitted from off-white alpaca wool loop yarn with black crocheted fringes. Four skeins of yarn, 335 m each, have been used for the shawl. There were 160 stitches, but less would have been enough.

Elisa N.
liivi lenkki alpakasta

I knitted the vest from jogging alpaca using the pattern I designed. With a double thread, the surface becomes wonderfully tight and warm 🥰.

The instructions can be found on Ravelry in the Slow Knits by Elina store and my other knittings on IG @slowknitsbyelina.

Elina Maaria
vauvan poksyt  lenkkialpakka

Babies are being born nearby, so woolen pants are coming off the needles. One has already gone to a new home and the others are being worked on.

The thread is dark gray loop thread. Lovely fluffy pants will come. And it's easy to knit, elastic knit and always right.

Sari S.
neule  lenkkialpakkalanka

A lovely sweater with a V-neck was born from jogging alpaca. Such a lovely yarn!

Story A.

Now finished - finally. I dismantled the previous work in progress and thought about what to do. Then I remembered Niina's book and fell in love with the Kaiho model. After the pattern piece, I guessed the size, it turned out to be a bit big, but lovely to wear.

The pattern was knitted 'top down' as one knit. When the last sleeve was finished, I could put on a new sweater right after the conclusion 😉🙏. Did you use 250g of yarn?

Taina P.
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