This yarn begins with alpaca and Merino fibers dyed two different colors and then blended together to make a subtle rich, lustrous heather. We chose neutral color Donegal tweed neps to incorporate into the 2-ply yarn. Donegal is a series of viscose neps (think slubs or bits of lint) that are suspended in a very fine acrylic mesh which allows them to be spun alongside the longer alpaca and Merino fibers. In the yarn, you won’t be able to see the acrylic web at all, and the neps will appear either on the surface of the yarn or spun inside the yarn strand. The high ratio of neps gives City Tweed a traditional appeal. The use of Merino and alpaca makes it soft and warm. This weight is gorgeous in two-color knitting.
Fiber Content: 55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
Weight: DK Weight
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1" on #5 - 7 needles (3.75mm-4.5mm)
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat