Garment & Yarn Care – Washing & Storage

Aymara and Cape Alpaca garments and yarn will give many years of comfort and pleasure if correctly cared for. 

Always wash in tepid water by hand. 

Use a gentle soap or detergent and rinse well.

Squeeze rather than wring out the excess water. Wrapping then squeezing in a clean towel also works well.

Ease into shape and dry flat, out of direct sunlight.

Moths are the ultimate enemy of any wool-based product so store in a plastic zip-lock bag or container to keep the nasty little creatures away. 

Lavender sprigs or oil and cedar balls are a good deterrent but will not prevent moth damage. Moth balls are effective but not environmentally friendly and they smell unpleasant.

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Cape Alpaca’s range of products is made using Quenti yarns exclusively. Only the finest micron fibre is suitable for ultra-fine machine knitting and weaving yarns to make soft, luxurious knitwear or woven blankets and scarves – classic designs, beautifully made that will give many years of warmth and comfort.

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