View Full Version : Can 100% Alpaca be felted

Pat Kirker
12-09-2005, 07:54 PM
I am attempting to knit a felted hat and would like to use alpaca. Will it work for felting?

12-09-2005, 10:57 PM
I know that alpaca blends will felt...but not sure about 100%. The safest thing to do with any yarn you've never felted with before is to knit a swatch and give it a try. :D

12-09-2005, 11:07 PM
I've read that alpaca felts, but not as firmly as wool, if that's any help.

12-10-2005, 05:19 AM
any animal fiber will felt, including alpaca, silk, etc., and even some blends with non-animal will felt as long as the wool content is high enough, but like the others said, the degree is what differs. your best bet is to felt a gauge swatch. :) I cut my felted gauge swatch into a fabulous little coaster for my desk, so no waste! ;)