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Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Ampato is a 100% baby alpaca yarn that twists different shades of the same color together for interest. Since it's baby alpaca, this yarn is incredibly soft, so it's perfect for projects that will be worn next to the skin. Besides garments, think cozy scarves, hats, mittens, and more! 

Content:
100% Baby Alpaca
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/128yd
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 8
$15.99 hank $7.49 hank
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Plymouth YarnBaby Alpaca Ampato
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (23)
  • Soft (22)
  • Good weight (16)
  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Dyed evenly (12)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)
  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (17)
  • Hats (13)
  • Sweaters (12)
  • Gloves (5)
  • Felting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Artist (6), Parent (6), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, heavy worsted yarn

I really like knitting with this yarn. It is three fibers twisted together: one thick and two thinner ones, and despite the difference in fiber width, the yarn knits up to a...Read complete review

I really like knitting with this yarn. It is three fibers twisted together: one thick and two thinner ones, and despite the difference in fiber width, the yarn knits up to a beautiful, even fabric without any knubs. It is good for casual or more professional and tailored patterns. My guages are thus: 16 stitches and 22 rows on 8's, 15 stitches and 20 rows on 9's and 17 stitches and 21 rows on 7's. The swatch I knitted on 7's had almost no give and would be suitable for a boxy, very warm garment. Both the 16/22 and 15/20 swatches were beautiful. This yarn is fuzzy, not hairy and would be also be suitable for aran patterns where the drapey effects of alpaca would be appealing. I typically buy a bag of yarn from Webs, swatch like a maniac and then knit sweater in my favorites. This made the cut with flying colors. The other yarn I liked a lot was Frog Tree Meriboo which knitted up to a perfect DK guage. I wet blocked all swatches. Ampato did expand somewhat on the wet blocking process both by rows and stitches (about one each way). It did not fuzz up, but I would recommend dry cleaning this yarn. The fibers do come apart when I used a long tail cast on, but went right back together when I knitted them up. There is not a problem with the yarn splicing during knitting unlike most yarns of this type. As you can tell, I'm pretty picky, and I like this yarn. No itch whatsover, it is like butter on your skin.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

baby alpaca ampato

i bought this yarn to use as weft for a woven scarf. I liked the color and feel before i wove the scarf. Once it was woven i was dissapointed that it was itchy...Read complete review

i bought this yarn to use as weft for a woven scarf. I liked the color and feel before i wove the scarf. Once it was woven i was dissapointed that it was itchy on my neck. So i bought another yarn. Hoping for a softer out come.
It took a week to receive the yarn. So i had to wait longer than expected.

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5.0

Lovely, bulky 100% alpaca yarn with visual interest

By ghanima

from Toronto, Canada

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft
  • Tonal

Cons

  • Minorly Splitty
  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Blanket

Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

I got this yarn for dirt-cheap, especially considering that it's a bulky weight, 100% alpaca yarn. The skeins I got were a vibrant, candy-striped hot pink. As with all alpaca yarns, it's delightfully soft, if highly prone to shedding and lightly split-ty. Still, with this price, how could you go wrong?

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  • No

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5.0

Great product and outstanding service.

By English wool

from Washinton dc

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

    Sweater

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Soft and workable!

    By Suri

    from Ohio

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

      I love the softness of alpaca - this yarn is perfect for me as I am a beginner with crocheting and knitting. I like that it doesn't "grow" or stretch out of shape!

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      • No

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      5.0

      loved it!

      By sweater girl

      from ashland, OR

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

        I loved this wonderful yarn, it was soft and light as heaven, yet warm and delightful!

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        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Warm and soft

        By Carol

        from Wildwood mo

        About Me Designer, Knitter

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds
        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

        I knit som color work socks with this yarn for daughter who gets cold feet. While the socks did their job, they are very warn, the yarn shreds inside the sock. It might possibly felt.

        The fingerless mits knit are really warm knit in a rib stitch but will stretch out of shape if washed. The scarf I knit with this stretched to double the size after washing. Have not tried to put items in the dryer to see if they will go back to size. I do love the feel and warmth of the knitted items just need to be sure it is the right project for the yarn.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Fantastic feel

        By TJ

        from Norwalk, Ct

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

        Made a scarf as a gift using the light blue. The yarn was amazingly soft. The color was really eye catching as well. After I gave the gift, several people complimented it and asked me to make more. I did notice some slight shedding while knitting, but not enough for me to really complain about it. I'd recommend this yarn. I'm definitely going to be buying more.

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        • Yes

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        3.0

        baby alpaca ampato

        By Priya

        from Oroville Washington

        About Me Artist, Weaver

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Itchy

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

        i bought this yarn to use as weft for a woven scarf. I liked the color and feel before i wove the scarf. Once it was woven i was dissapointed that it was itchy on my neck. So i bought another yarn. Hoping for a softer out come.
        It took a week to receive the yarn. So i had to wait longer than expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Very soft yarn

        By Helen the Knitter

        from Kerhonkson, NY

        About Me Knitwear designer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

          This yarn is very, very soft -- great for people who find wool (even merino) itchy next to the face or neck. The subtle shading of three plies of related shades is very attractive.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very impressed

          By Llewsilla

          from Longmont, CO

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Great price
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

            This is gorgeous yarn at an amazing price. I wish I would have purchased more. The pink is a bit dull but still very pretty and the red is a true red. I can't wait to use it.

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            • No

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            4.0

            soft

            By nakaj

            from seattle, wa

            About Me Enthusiast

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • No Joins
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ampato:

            making an oversized cabled sweater from vogue knits & this yarn will make it especially cozy.

            Service and delivery comments:

            i love webs so much.

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            • No

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