Alpaca comes from the camel family so this wool contains none of the lanolin that often makes people think they are allergic to wool. Native to South America, they have long fine hair which produces soft, strong and warm yarn
This Italian yarn approximates to 4ply and DK. Work with 3 or 3.5mm needles. Also the italians must drink their wine very old, because they have named this colour bordeaux and I'd have gone with rust.
22 sts x 30 rows for a 10x10cm swatch