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Llama, Peruvian Wool
Cascade PASTAZA, made in Peru


Pastaza is an exceptionally soft and fluffy, natural yarn similar to pure Superfine Alpaca. A llama's coat structure is semi-hollow, like a polar bear's coat, and this gives it excellent insulation properties. Like Alpaca, Cashmere Goat and Vicuña's wool, the Llama's fiber can "breath", is non-allergenic and lanolin free, which makes a spun yarn suitable for people sensitive to itchiness of sheep's wool. As a matter of fact, Llama fiber is called "The Cashmere of the Andes" because it is even finer than the best cashmere. Pastaza is suitable for hand knitting. Garments made of this yarn are carefree, cozy, and can be worn next to the skin. * Note: We would recommend the use of needles of a slightly smaller size (up to 5 mm) to avoid slight stretching after the first wash.

FYI: Worn next to the skin, long pullovers with long sleeves - night gowns made of Pastaza help fight insomnia. - Irene & Mr.Sheep

* Similar yarn: Baby Llama, King Baby Llama, Baby Alpaca Aran

FIBRE: 50% Llama, 50% Peruvian Wool
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16 sts / 22 rows on 4.5 mm, 4 sts = 1" on 5.5 mm needles
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5.5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 119 m / 132 yards
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PATTERNS: Pastaza Patterns, Chunky Striped Men's Pullover by Suss Cousins Hollywood Knits
Suitable Patterns: Lana Grossa Knitting & Felting, Lang Felted Fashion
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Pastaza HAT, Irene& Mr.Sheep Co.
Hat with Fur Pompom © Irene & Mr.Sheep Co. Yarn: Cascade Pastaza, and Blue Fox Fur Pompom


Patterns for Pastaza:
Pastaza Shrug, © Cascade Yarns
Chunky Striped Men's Pullover, Suss Cousins Hollywood Knits, yarn: Pastaza
Wide Collared Stripy Sweater © SANDRA No. 9 /2010, yarn: Mirasol Miski [100% Baby Llama], 75 m /50 g
Blithewold Cardigan, Kristin Nicholas, book "Knitting the New Classic". Yarn: Classic Elite Montera [50% Llama, 50% Wool]
Seed Rib Crewneck, Classic Elite, book Classic Elite Knits, 100 Gourgeous Designs for Every Occasion. Yarn: Montera [50% Llama, 50% Wool]


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