Linnae hand felts these mittens out of 100% alpaca fibre that is grown and processed here on our farmstead. These are plain mittens that work great for general wear as well as inserts to place within a larger pair of mitts to create greater warmth.
If you would like to customize these mittens with the recievers name on them, please write the correct name in your order notes and I would be happy to do this for no addition cost to you.
-Fibres are nearly completely hollow, wherease 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.
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Measure the circumference (width) of your palm and then the length from your wrist to the tip of your middle finger.
Width: 18.5 - 20cm
Width: 19.5 - 21cm
Width: 20.5 - 22cm
Length: 21cm +
Width: 21.5 - 23cm
This product may need up to 10 days to hand felt. 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.