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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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (9)
  • Good weight (8)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Dyed evenly (6)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (3)
  • Sweaters (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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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

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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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            (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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                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Shibui Baby Alpaca DK is the best!

                  By Cable Girl TX

                  from New Braunfels, TX

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cowls
                      • Shawls
                      • Stoles
                      • Wraps

                      Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                      When you take a lot of pride in your finished garment, it does not pay to knit with anything other than the best on the market. I have used many, many yards of this wonderful yarn for knitting cowls, stoles and wraps. I find the color is extremely consistent, even when I have to add on another skein of the same color with a different dye lot. Also, a strand of this yarn pairs up quitely nicely with a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud for a beautiful "halo". The spit splice method works well with this yarn and so I never have a knot or have to work in yarn ends in any garments knitted with Shibui Baby Alpaca DK. Thanks for offering this super product!

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                      • No

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                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great yarn

                      By Jana

                      from illinois

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Shibui Baby Alpaca DK:

                          Made scarf that still looks like new after 3 years. So soft and pleasure to knit with.

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                          • No

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