El Rio means river in Spanish...this Peruvian 100% baby alpaca is made exclusively for River City Yarns. The fibre is super soft with a staple length of 22 - 23 microns, and lighter and warmer than cashmere.
Skein Weight: 100g / 3.53 oz
Skein Length: 200m / 218 yd
Knitting Gauge: 22 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 3.25 - 4.0 mm (US 3 - 6)
Yarn Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca
Care Instructions: hand wash, lay flat to dry.
Check out the Rotunda Hat & Cowl Set, designed just for El Rio!
Why buy alpaca? Besides the fact that it's so soft, there are all kinds of sustainability reasons. Want to know more? We invite you to view this short video made by the mill which produces our El Rio.
Note about yarns from our website: Photographs aren't perfect; they don't capture the texture and feel of the yarn. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product. If you would like assistance with selecting a colour or an opinion/advice on finding a good yarn for your project, please feel free to give us a call.