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Qiviut Royal Blend

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A close cousin to the guanaco & as the ancestor of the modern-day alpaca, vicunas are known as the "bearers of the golden fleece" for good reason. Vicuna is the rarest & finest hair fiber available in the world, & these animals live only in the upper altitudes of the Andes Mountains. Since each animal produces only about 4 ounces of harvestable fiber each year, that also adds to its rarity. Vicuna fiber is lighter, softer & warmer than any other hair fiber -- even the guard hairs are soft! -- and since the fiber is sensitive to chemical treatment, vicuna yarn is left in its natural color -- a spicy cinnamon shade.

Also vicunas were nearly hunted to extinction because of their fleeces, but in 2002 a certification process was developed to insure that vicuna fiber was legally obtained by which vicunas are rounded up, sheared alive, returned to the wild & then not sheared again for at least another two years. Windy Valley's vicuna is imported from Peru following these strict guidelines & meets all certification standards.

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Spring 2008
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Spring 2008
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About This Yarn
 BrandWindy Valley Muskox [www]
 DistributorWindy Valley Muskox Yarn [www]
 Made InPeru
 Yardage217 yds.
 Yarn Weight Laceweight
 Fiber Content Vicuna
 Texture Fuzzy
 Gauge (st. /4 in.) Various
 Needle Size(s) Various
 Availability Currently Produced
 CareHand Wash & Dry Flat.

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