Cria is the name for a baby camelid such as an alpaca, llama or vicuña. It is derived from the Spanish word cría, meaning "baby.
Why is this Alpaca yarn so soft? SimpliCria is made with the finest 1% of all Alpaca Fleece.
In Hikoo's Peruvian mill, Alpaca is hand sorted two times. During the first sort, the top 10% of the fleece is set aside as Baby Alpaca (21-22.5 microns). After hand sorting the Baby Alpaca, the softest 10% is then designated as Super Baby Alpaca (Cria:19-20 microns).
SimpliCria is a cabled-yarn construction, allowing for a soft, but more durable use of this ultra-fine fiber.
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- 100% Super Baby Alpaca
- 95 yards per 25 gram ball
- US 7-10 needles
- 4.5-6mm needles
- 5-6 stitches per inch
The Rippling River Cowl: FREE PDF DOWNLOAD
Toddler's Dual Peruvian Pompom Hat: FREE PDF DOWNLOAD
Chevron Cowl Pattern: FREE PDF DOWNLOAD
Cabled Cowl Pattern: FREE PDF DOWNLOAD
AND last but definitely NOT LEAST, We want to share some photos of the production "story" from Hikoo's Peruvian Mill. We LOVE sourcing fair-wage yarns that empower women, families, and support fiber-art production and culture.