alpaca knitting yarn?

What yarn can I substitute in a felting project that calls for 450 yards of 100% alpaca with an approx. wt. of 1.75 0z /110 yards? the needles size is #10.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    You can substitute any animal fiber yarn (wool, alpaca, llama) that is not labeled superwash that is the same yarn type (worsted, bulky, etc.) as the yarn called for. Lamb's Pride, Cascade 220, Paton's Classic Merino Wool are all good felting yarns. Needle size for felting projects is not usually relevant to the yarn called for, but tend to be several sizes larger than the yarn's recommended needle size.

  • 1 decade ago

    possibly Brown Sheep Lambs Pride bulky

  • 1 decade ago

    Any wool that says it is NOT machine washable. Just verify the gauge and thickness of the yarn is similar.

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