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Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK

Shibui Baby Alpaca DK is the softest, finest baby alpaca on the market. This 3-ply DK-weight yarn is perfect for next-to-skin garments for even the pickiest wearer. Made in Peru.

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Content:
100% Baby Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/255yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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ShibuiBaby Alpaca DK
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (13)
  • Soft (13)
  • Good weight (12)
  • Dyed evenly (9)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (6)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Very nice to touch. Good for a shrug or a vest.

By bujaby40

from South Korea

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Pros

  • Nice Texture

Cons

  • Stretches

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

Good texture. Good for a shrug or vest

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

great price

By stitchmom

from pacifica , ca

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

    the price is outstanding

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Soooooooo SOFT!

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    By Cindy

    from Brookfield, WI

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

        Tis yarn is, simply put, heavenly. It is so soft and has just a bit of shine to it that makes it look as luxurious as it feels! I purchased the colorway 'Fog' a lovely gray-blue shade. I purchased this for a sweater and I'm looking forward to crocheting with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome yarn

        By California Crocheter

        from Northern Bay Area, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

            I am really, really enjoying this yarn. I started out knitting a swatch, which turned out great. But I changed my mind and decided to crochet with it, which is also turning our great. The yarn is soft but also has great stitch definition. And, it is a joy to use.

            Will definitely keep this on my list of favorite "go-to" yarns.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Baby Alpaca

            By Janet C

            from Brattleboro, VT

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Unravels

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

            I was delighted that the yarn arrived in time to help me take up the time for healing a knee replacement surgery. It is a joy to work with, though I probably should have chosen a pattern specifically for baby alpaca rather than having to create my own gauge samples and alter the pattern I downloaded for the cardigan sweater.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Lovely yarn

            By babs

            from chicago

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                Nice yarn, knits up nicely.

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                5.0

                Soft and luscious

                By Yarngirl

                from South Carolina

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                  This is the least shedding alpaca I have used, as there are only a couple of hairs that have shed as I knit the Shibui "Trece" sweater. It is a joy to knit with this "next to the skin " soft fiber. It makes a good stitch definition and has good drape and body although I would say that it is closer to sport weight than DK. It frogs well for occasional mistakes, and As a test, have reknit several rows with no visible changes to the quality of the stitches or yarn.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  luscious! No guard hairs?

                  By Carol

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • No Itch
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters Hats Anything

                    Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                    This is the only alpaca that didn't have a bit of scratchiness. They must have removed the guard hairs. Beautiful yarn in good color selection.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery. Everything received in perfect condition.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very nice yarn to work with

                    By Deb

                    from Ct

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Even stitches
                    • Nice feel
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                      I am currently knitting a holiday gift, waterfall cardigan, for my son's girlfriend

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      warm and lightweight with lovely drape

                      By Erin

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • Sheds

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                      I am making a vest as a gift for my mother and this yarn is super soft, warm and very elegant. The swatch held up after washing but this yarn does shed a little. The colors are beautiful. Usually I don't enjoy knitting with 100% alpaca because of the lack of stretch but this is easy on my hands and makes lovely fabric.

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                      • No

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