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Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca

100% baby alpaca and 100% soft! Cascade Pure Alpaca is a beautiful, heathered, worsted weight yarn. The colors are absolutely stunning and perfect for accessories and garments that are sure to keep you cozy. Made in Peru

Content:
100% Baby Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/220yd
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$19.00 hank $9.99 hank
  • 3062 Pumpkin Pie In Stock 35 hanks $9.99
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Cascade YarnsPure Alpaca
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (50)
  • Good weight (40)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Dyed evenly (30)
  • Knits quickly (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (37)
  • Hats (28)
  • Sweaters (28)
  • Gloves (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (37), Artist (12), Novice (6), Parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super soft, silky, squishy!

The color I ordered is called Verdigris- looked like bluish-teal, it's actually a dusty emerald, very green. Very nicely plied, not a single knot or join in any of the three skeins....Read complete review

The color I ordered is called Verdigris- looked like bluish-teal, it's actually a dusty emerald, very green. Very nicely plied, not a single knot or join in any of the three skeins. Can't wait to use it! Only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is the weight; it's not really quite worsted weight, closer to DK.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

silky soft but off=putting color

Lovely soft silky yarn with real strength so knits up hard wearing and tough. Great stitch definition. This is such a great yarn I am going to try to save it by over-dying it...Read complete review

Lovely soft silky yarn with real strength so knits up hard wearing and tough. Great stitch definition. This is such a great yarn I am going to try to save it by over-dying it a decent rich brown. I looked at the color picture on five different machines before I ordered TWO FULL BAGS of this yarn and I was bitterly disappointed when it arrived and glowed a baleful sickly greenish brown in the light. It is nothing like the photo on the web site. They should take it down or add a warning. I would not recommend this color to a friend but would recommend the yarn base.

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

Pure Alpaca by Cascade

By Suzette

from Fairfield, CT

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Lightweight But Warm
  • Nice Texture
  • Perfect For Blankets
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

      Wonderful yarn

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      First time using pure alpaca

      By Barbara

      from Maryland

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

        Use for warm and cozy accessories.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Cascade yarn

        By cardigan closet

        from Weatherford, Texas

        About Me Artist, Cardigans Closet, Collector, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft
        • This Is A Remarkable Buy

        Cons

        • Hand Wash

        Best Uses

        • Cardigan
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

        very delicate yarn type, and I have learned to be very careful washing , cold water, no twisting blot with several towels. lay flat to dry naturally

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Hope you get more

        By Patty

        from Bellingham, WA

        About Me Artist

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

          This is great yarn to work with. It knits up easily. It also felts like a dream. So far I have no complaints about this yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          In a word, Soft!!

          By Granny

          from Jacksonville, NC

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

            I have not made anything with this yarn yet, but have a poncho pattern in mind. I have put the yarn into pull skeins. And the yarn feels fabulous.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Incredibly soft!

            By Yadira

            from Connecticut

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

              Makes a very soft scarf!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Very soft yarn

              By NJ

              from Northport, AL

              About Me Avid knitter

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

                Haven't used this yarn yet. It was a discontinued color, so I bought enough to make a sweater. The color is beautiful and the yarn is very soft. I think it should knit up nicely.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                My New Favorite Yarn!!

                By Bonnie

                from Gaithersburg, MD

                About Me Artist, Crochet Designer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful drape
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Crocheted Ponchos
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

                  I ordered this yarn as a good guess (I love Cascade Yarn products), never having seen or felt this in a store. It was my Christmas present from me to me. I was amazed at how wonderfully soft and consistent this yarn proved. I don't recall running into even one single knot in any of the 7 hanks I used for my project. The poncho I made has a wonderful drape! I look forward to using this yarn in the future!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  This is so soft

                  By Linda the novice knitter

                  from Rapid City, SD

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

                    I am making a scarf with this yarn. The yarn is so soft and easy to work with.
                    The color I am using is sapphire and it is a beautiful color. The color was very close to what I saw on my computer screen. I am very pleased!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful to work with - wonderful result

                    By Ashley

                    from Penn Valley CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cascade Yarns Pure Alpaca:

                        Alpaca items for new babies are a perfect use for this product. Even though the babies grow out of it quickly it is soft on their skin and looks lovely

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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