Suri Alpaca Lap Afghan/Baby Blanket

Knit with the New England Alpaca Fiber Pool Co-op's latest Suri Alpaca blend yarn, this beautiful and luxurious lap blanket offers an intricate pattern with a soft and delicate touch.  Warm enough for an extra layer on those chilly nights, yet lightweight enough so it can be packed up for on the go. Generous in size, it can be enjoyed by anyone in the family, great for a crib or baby blanket yet spreads out large enough for an adult to cozy up with on the couch. This also makes for a sumptuous gift!

What is Suri Alpaca?

Suri alpaca comprise only 10% of the world’s alpacas.  The fiber has an elegant drape and is slick and shiny, much like silk.  The fleece hangs down from its body in long twisted strings, or locks.  Suri fiber is prized for its unique luster and superb soft, slick of handle. It is used primarily for producing fine textiles and elegant knitwear requiring a soft, flowing, and drapey appearance.  It is highly sought after by fashion houses.

Features

  • Dimensions: 48" x 42"
  • Content: 60% U.S. Suri Alpaca, 40% Nylon
  • Currently produced in Fawn
  • Knit in a New England textile mill
  • American grown and made

How do you clean it? Please, listen to our advice, as we learned this the hard way and you have a few options, listed in order of preference:

  • The blanket is machine washable provided you have a wool setting on a front-load washer; even delicate settings on machines agitate the fiber stuffing too much, resulting in felting; FRICTION IS THE ENEMY with protein fibers!  Air dry flat and the blanket is ready for use again. 
  • Hand washing and machine spinning is otherwise the desired method. Air dry flat and the blanket is ready for use again. 
  • Dry clean.

Collections: Sugarboy's Hand Knits

Category: alpaca, blanket, neafp, throw

Type: Blanket


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