Linnae hand felts these precious mitts out of 100% alpaca fibre that is grown, processed and hand dyed here on our farmstead. These mitts have soft closure strings made from alpaca, a mitten string to ensure they do not get lost, and completed with a luxurious trim of fine fur.
6 months = 11.5 cm
12 months = 12.5 cm
18 months = 14 cm
If you would like to customize this item with the receiver's name on it, please write the correct name in your order notes and I would be happy to do this with no addition cost to you.
-Alpaca fibres are nearly completely hollow, whereas wool contains only pockets of air. This additional space creates greater thermal capacity.
-Alpaca is said to be three times warmer than wool.
-Since it lacks lanolin, it is considered to be hypoallergenic.
-Equivalent softness, more warmth and higher wicking properties than merino wool.
-Alpaca has one of the highest tensile strengths of any natural fibre, second only to silk and some bast fibres (such as hemp and linen).
-Lower tendency to shrink than wool and cashmere.
-Historically, an Incan man's wealth was counted in textiles made from alpaca fibre.
This product may need up to 10 days to hand felt and hand sew. If you have any questions or need this item for a certain date please contact Linnae at: firstname.lastname@example.org and she will do her best to get it to you for the time you need.