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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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (11)
  • Good weight (10)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Dyed evenly (7)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (4)
  • Scarves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

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      • 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.

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              • 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

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                • 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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Soft Soft Soft

                By Kitty

                from Pittsburgh PA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shawls

                  Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                  This yarn is a dream to work with. Its weight and handling make me feel like a pro.

                  I began to crochet two years ago starting with synthetic materials for a major yarn bombing project. I've graduated to Good Yarn and am totally enamored with alpaca. I make neck warmers, mitts, shawls, hats and shrugs.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very nice experience

                  By veretigo

                  from Kfar-Saba, Israel

                  About Me Artist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                    It is fabulous high quality yarn. I really enjoy knitting with this exclusiv one

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    the perfect yarn

                    By CB

                    from Birmingham, Mi

                    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Great to work with
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Shows Patterns Well
                    • Soft
                    • Warm But Not Bulky

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                      I used this yarn a number of times for ladies sweaters. It knits up great and is really soft. It is warm, but not bulky. The sweaters have a nice drape. This yarn shows the patterns and stitches really nicely. I love this yarn. It does get costly, though, if you need alot of yardage.

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