Alpacas are so cute, and their personalities are sweet. I love to visit with them at farms and shows. Having spent most of history in South America as pack animals, alpaca farms are now in rural areas around the country.
Their popularity - both historical and current - is due to the value of their wool. Alpaca wool is simultaneously soft, lightweight, and warm. Much finer than sheep's wool, alpaca yarn is generally spun into thin fibers. The yarn used to make these handwoven scarves is no exception.
By looking at the fringe in the photo you can see that each strand is actually a blend of yarns from two different animals, one gray and one black. Althought I don't usually dye my own yarns, I did here for the maroon color, using all-natural dyes.
These houndstooth alpaca scarves are perfect for winter wear - lightweight yet warm. Their classic look will look great with winter coats and sweaters, and invite touching to appreciate their softness.
These alpaca houndstooth handwoven scarves are 8 1/2" wide and 78" long, plus fringe. You'll have a range of wrapping options to keep you warm all winter long.
Wash the scarf gently in cool water and dry it flat, or have it dry cleaned.