Alpaca Superfine

Weight: Bulky / Chunky
Texture: Plied
Fiber: Alpaca (100%)
Needles: 7mm ( US) (2 UK)
8mm (11 US) (0 UK)
Gauge: 12 sts / 10cm (4")
Balls: 50g; 49m (54 yds)

Suggested substitutes

Baby Alpaca Grande (99% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Unfortunately, Alpaca Superfine is an unusual yarn and we don't know of many close matches. The following suggestions might work in some projects. We've tried our best to match gauge and behavior.
Chunky (88% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 99m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Andania (86% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
Good news!
The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Eco Alpaca (84% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
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The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 125m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.39 balls of this.
Snuggle (83% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (55%), Acrylic (30%) and Wool (15%)
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This yarn comes in 100g / 95m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Shepherdess Alpaca (83% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 112m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.
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Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
Good news!
The qualities of this yarn are a very close match.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Toft Chunky Alpaca (79% match)
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The fiber content matches exactly.
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The texture of this yarn is plied with a soft haze rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
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This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 200g / 115m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.43 balls of this.
Superfine Alpaca Chunky (79% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content matches exactly.
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 50g / 62m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.79 balls of this.
Pole (78% match)
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The warmth and durability of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Wool (65%) and Alpaca (35%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 100m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Baby Alpaca Chunky (78% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (100%)
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 99m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Tundra (75% match) $$$$$
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This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (60%), Merino Wool (30%) and Silk (10%)
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Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
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This yarn comes in 100g / 110m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.45 balls of this.
Nazca (75% match) $$$$$
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The texture of this yarn is also plied.
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The warmth, drape, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
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The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Alpaca (40%), Merino Superwash Wool (40%) and Nylon (20%)
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This yarn comes in 50g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Catalina (74% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (100%)
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The texture of this yarn is chained rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 50g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed (74% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (90%), Acrylic (7%) and Rayon (3%)
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The texture of this yarn is nubby / tweedy rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use smaller needles. Swatch to check gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Andina (73% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Baby Alpaca (100%)
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is 2 plies rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
This yarn is more dense. Your garment will weigh more than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using smaller needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 50m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.98 balls of this.
Caleido (71% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (85%) and Wool (15%)
Information
This yarn also has a regular, smooth texture, but it is single ply rather than plied. It is still a good match, but the ply structure of yarn has an effect on the finished fabric and what it's best used for.
Information
This yarn is less dense, giving a loftier feel. Your garment will be lighter than with the original yarn.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 50g / 95m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.52 balls of this.
Cadena (70% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The warmth, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The gauge almost matches, but you may need to use larger needles. Swatch to check gauge.
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The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Highland Wool (70%) and Superfine Alpaca (30%)
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This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 101m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.49 balls of this.
Deluxe Bulky Superwash (70% match) $$$$$
Good news!
The texture of this yarn is also plied.
Good news!
The gauge is an exact match, but you should always swatch.
Good news!
The warmth, elasticity, durability and softness of this yarn are a reasonable match with the original.
Information
The fiber content is different. This yarn contains: Superwash Wool (100%)
Information
This yarn has less drape. It may not be a suitable substitute if your pattern is designed to hang loosely without clinging.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 97m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.51 balls of this.
Ayllu Overdye Aran (69% match) $$$$$
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The fiber content is similar. This yarn contains: Alpaca (98%) and Nylon (2%)
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The texture of this yarn is single ply wrapped with fine thread rather than plied. You may be able to make your item using this yarn, but the finished fabric will have a different look. Textured patterns such as moss/seed stitch, cables and lace show up best with smooth yarns.
Information
The gauge does not match very well and may not be workable. Try using larger needles and swatch to match gauge.
Information
Although the qualities of the fibers of this yarn are a close match, the construction of the yarn is different.
Information
This yarn comes in 100g / 111m balls. For each ball of the original yarn you will need 0.44 balls of this.