Alpaca Butterfly Knitted Circular Shawl


Brand: Samantha Holmes

This is a popular Alpaca Circular Shawl/Snood looks great with a butterfly knit design repeated throughout. Made from softest warmest 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo.

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Just a cozy and versatile Circular Shawl that you could easily loop twice around your neck for a loose casual look or three times round to keep cozy warm. A circular shawl is great it makes it less likely to lose it - I know I've lost a few scarfs in my time! 

Info - Alpacas are not killed for their fur. The fur is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes as the weaker animals often perish in the harsh Andean winter. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt. Alpaca is Hypoallergenic.

Alpaca improves with age. This products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as it 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.  Not all washing machines are the same therefore cannot guarantee the result.  For knitted items, whilst it is possible to machine wash some garments on a 30º cool wash cycle, place in a gauze laundry bag with a mild detergent such as 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. For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.

The best way to store your knitted alpaca is in a sealed, but breathable bag in a cool place. Never put it away dirty as perspiration, hair gel and food stains etc.To guard against moths in the knitted items, we recommend Cedar chips or balls as cedar oil is a known deterrent to moths, Moths die when the temperature goes below 8º. Moths hate light and being disturbed. Their life cycle is about 21 days, so every month, we recommend you shake out your garment and leave in bright sun light. Larvae are strongly repelled by light, and will fall from clothing when they cannot find protection.