Handmade in Peru these chunky Alpaca Cableknit Fingerless Mittens with fairisle design will keep you cosy all winter. Matching scarf, hats, headband and capelet available. Handcrafted in Peru with luxury 70% Baby Alpaca 30% Bamboo yarn. Perfect for busy hands and Smart Phones. Contrasting grab stitch detail. Soft, silky handle.
Made from 70% baby alpaca wool and 30% bamboo these mitts are beautifully soft to touch. The slit at the base of the mitten and coconut buttons have an elegant look while their cool rustic appearance will appeal to most age groups.
Matching cable knit Samantha Holmes items available too.
After 10 years in the business, our knowledge of the quality and care of our alpaca yarns is second to none.
Alpaca improves with age. Our products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as they will with continued wear. Do not trust other softer alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but it will pill and ball very quickly.
Our exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less hairy and therefore more trans-seasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool hand wash (30 degrees celsius) with a mild detergent such as Stergene or baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our alpaca garments on a 30 degrees celsius cool hand wash cycle (ie a cycle which does not run for more than hours!), we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method for some of our smaller and less delicate items, use a mild detergent. Turn the product inside out, fold it neatly and place in a small gauze laundry bag to avoid the item getting stretched and losing its shape. On no account should you use a Tumble Drier, as this will definitely shrink the product.
For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.
We recommend that all our alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.