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Suri Alpaca

Suri alpacas produce a thinner, silkier fiber that works well for sweaters, scarves, hats, blankets and socks that will last a lifetime.


Suri Alpacas are more rare and have long, separate locks with a high luster that hang much like the fur of afghan hounds.

from National Geographic

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Suri alpacas emanate extraordinary vigor, intelligence, ease of breeding, and adaptability to hot and cold climates. These attributes rank high on the list of many reasons for treasuring Suri alpacas.


Suri Alpaca fleece has the lustrous, penciled fiber that hangs down in "dreadlocks", giving the suri alpaca an entirely different appearance. Fibers of both types are considered luxury fibers in the textile trade because of their unique qualities.

from LoveKnitting Blog

Alpaca facts: trivia about knitters' fluffy friends

from Interweave

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A Guide to Spinning Alpaca: Fiber from Huacaya Alpaca to Suri Alpaca (and beyond) - free ebook from Spinning Daily