Introducing Amuse – Fingering Weight

AMUSE is short for Amuse-bouche, literally “mouth amuser” in French.  These are typically a pre-appetizer;  simply one or two bites at the start of a meal to tease the taste buds (and show off a chef’s skill).  It’s really one of those wonderful little surprises that are served at the beginning of a meal. Quite frankly, it is often one of the more memorable bites that I have had at Michelin-starred restaurants.

My hope is that knitting with AMUSE will whet your appetite for the joy of knitting with alpaca yarn.  

Fingering-weight, 100% super-soft Baby Alpaca.  Ideal for sweaters and cardigans and accessories. Due to the characteristic yarn structure, AMUSE will inspire knitters want a light-weight sweater, shawl or wrap to wear about the house. It is not too warm, not too thin, temperature-regulating and up to 5 times warmer than sheep’s wool. Lace patterns are especially elegant and hold well –  the stitch pattern is slightly blurred through the hairs, creating a particularly delicate and elegant look. 

Material: 100% baby alpaca

100 g = apx 400 m

Needle size: 2.5 – 3 mm / 2- 3 US

3 ply construction 

For a sweater in size  EU 38 you need ~ 300g of yarn

Care: Hand wash, gentle in cool water with pH neutral soap.  Do not agitate! While alpaca does not felt as easily as sheep’s wool, with enough heat and agitation it will.  

Notes: Due to the variation of water chemistry, your yarn may bleed a small amount – take care mixing colors and pre-washing your skein is recommended if knitting with contrasting colors.  

Always alternate rows and skeins for patterns using more that one skein.

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