Alpaca Wool

Alpaca Wool
This is obtained from the domesticated alpaca, an animal resembling the angora goat, but smaller, and is variously white, reddish-brown, or black; fibre 6 to 8-in. long, with a uniform diameter, slightly wavy, smooth and fine. It is chiefly used for ladies' dress cloths and lounge jackets. Spun into counts 28's and heavier, also 2/40's and 2/36's from the finer wools. Hosiery yarns are also made from alpaca wool, mostly soft spun in natural shades.

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  • alpaca — [al pak′ə] n. pl. alpacas or alpaca [Sp < Aymara allpaca] 1. a domesticated South American llama (Lama glama pacos) with valuable, long, silky, brown or black wool 2. its wool 3. a thin cloth woven from this wool, often mixed with other fibers …   English World dictionary

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