The Alpaca Yarn Company | Mariquita

The Alpaca Yarn Company | Mariquita


Mariquita is a luxurious blend of 50% baby alpaca and 50% tencel. It has a subtle shine and a beautiful drape. Perfect for shawls, scarves, and lightweight garments and accessories. Each 100 gm skein is approximately 365metres.




Each skein is 100g – Approximately 365 meters (400 yards)
With hand dyed yarn, no two skeins can be exactly alike but we will always match dyelots.
It is recommended buying enough yarn to complete a project and to alternate skeins every few rows to give an overall blended effect.
*Please ensure that you purchase enough yarn to complete your project!

Weight: Fingering / Sock / 4ply
Fibres: 50% Baby Alpaca / 50% Tencel
Dying Technique: Slow Gradient Ripple
Recommended Needle size: 3.5 – 4 (US 4 – 6)
Stockinette: 22 stitches per 10 cm (4″)
Yardage: 364 metres / 400 yards

*else please follow pattern specifications for needle size & gauge

Pattern Suggestions:
Please see pattern suggestions for DK yarn on


Washing Instructions:
Carle’ recommends hand dyed yarns be hand washed, with gentle detergent in lukewarm water.
First wash- please wash separately as there may be slight residual surface dye.

*Please note that every effort has been made to represent the colour of this yarn accurately, but that there may be reasonable differences between your screen view & the actual yarn.

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    9 August 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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