Information on yarn weights

Information on yarn weights

Riverdale Alpaca knitting wool weights

Super Fine  Sock, Fingering, Baby

Recommended needle size metric 2.25—3.25mm

Tension 25sts 35rows to 10cm in stocking stitch with 3mm needles

Length per 50gms 160 meters approx.

Fine  Sport, Baby

(Generally this weight knits to most 4ply patterns but we recommend you check your tension and adjust your needle size accordingly)

Recommended needle size metric 3.25—3.75mm

Tension 25sts 35rows to 10cm in stocking stitch with 3mm needles

Length per 50gms130 meters approx

Light  DK, Light Worsted

(Generally this weight knits to most 8ply patterns but we recommend you check your tension and adjust your needle size accordingly)

Recommended needle size metric 3.75—4.5mm

Tension 22sts 28rows to 10cm in stocking stitch with 4mm needles

Length per 50gms110 meters approx

Medium  Worsted, Afghan, Aran

Recommended needle size metric 4.5—5.5mm

Tension 18sts 24 rows to 10cm in stocking stitch with 4.5mm needles

Length per 50gms 95 meters approx.

Riverdale Alpaca Knitting wool Lines

We have two qualities of wool Premium Selection and Family Selection. Both are 100% New Zealand Alpaca. The premium selection is made from quality alpaca 20 micron and under. The Family selection is made from Alpaca with slightly higher micron. The micron is a measure of the fineness of a fleece the lower the number the softer the wool. We select the fleece from our own herd and quality associated herds.

Premium Selection is available in Super Fine, Fine and Light weights not all colours will be available all the time, as the alpacas growing this quality are limited and we may have to wait for them to grow us another fleece. Family Selection is available in Fine, Light and Medium weights.

Riverdale Alpaca Knitting wool Colours

Alpacas come in 22 natural colours in five basic ranges White, Fawn Brown, Grey & Black. Alpaca is the only natural fibre that has a true black. We produce 10 shades currently more will be added later. These are:

 White 100,                   Light Fawn 201,        Medium Fawn 202

 Dark Fawn 204/205,   Medium Brown 209,   Dark Brown 301/410

True Black 500,           Light Grey 402L,        Medium Grey 402M

Dark Grey 402D

Contact us at Riverdale if you need any further information Sales@riverdalaplaca.co.nz www.riverdalealpaca.co.nz All the wool is available  for purchase on line or at our two retails shops in Otorohanga main street and here on farm at Riverdale. Talk to us about our Wholesale options

Posted: Tue 15 Jan 2013

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