Kokon Worsted is a 100% Baby Alpaca yarn. Super soft baby Alpaca makes this yarn ideal for knitted cowls, gloves and scarves. Hand dyed exclusively for Scaapi in Peru.
- Fibres: 100% baby alpaca (first shaving of the alpaca, extra soft)
- One skein: 200m / 100 grams
- Weight: Worsted
- Tension: 20 sts per 10cm
- Needles: 4mm
- Washing: Hand wash, dry flat
Patterns in this yarn:
Gryer by Isabel Kraemer, follow the link for the pattern.
Other patterns can be found in the Kokon Pattern Booklet here!
Here's what Scaapi have to say about their Kokon line:
Kokon is a luxury hand dyed yarn brand exclusively brought to you by Scaapi. Scaapi strives to bring you unique, beautiful yarns that have been ethically produced with consideration and respect for fellow man and the environment.
Properties of the Alpaca fiber:
Alpaca is considered a luxury fiber and can be compared with other fine fibers like Cashmere and Pashmina. Alpaca is smooth, velvety, very light weight, soft and durable. 100% pure Alpaca wool is absolutely thermal due to it’s hollow fiber and microscopic pockets. This allows for warmth in winter and breathability in summer. Alpaca fiber is also dust and water repellant and hypoallergenic.
Environmentally friendly Alpaca
Alpaca is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers to produce. Alpaca’s are raised in the Andean highlands at an altitude where there is no usage or presence of insecticides or herbicides. The highlands provide a low-protein diet based on natural grasses that are essential for quality Alpaca fleece. The foot anatomy of an Alpaca is such that an Alpaca disrupts far less soil than other grazers and therefore creates less ground erosion.
There is no Superwash treatment on Alpaca fiber. For care instructions hand washing is recommended to avoid shrinkage.
All colours and colour types combine really well. Have fun and give yourself permission to crochet or knit with this luxuriously eco-friendly yarn.
Kokon has commissioned some awesome designers to design patterns with their yarn. These patterns have been printed in a booklet that is great value for money with 4 patterns for the price of about two. Single patterns are also available from Ravelry.
Kokon yarn is exclusively dyed by hand for Scaapi in Peru by a fair trade certified dye house. The hand painting process is very carefully done by an all woman team of dye specialists. Only Oekotex approved Azo free dyes are used. Due to the fact that the dye house is located in a desert climate water is used very sparingly and as much as possible is recycled . The many hours of sunshine result in an abundant supply of solar power and as little as possible electricity is used.
Fair trade certified
Calicampo SAC has been a fair trade certified company since 2013. They obtained their fair trade cerfitication by participating for three years in a government sponsored international program. Their fair trade certification ensures Fair trade wages, continuing education opportunities, medical care and a safe and beautiful work environment for all.
Support of local economy
Scaapi collaborated with DDID in sourcing a fair trade supplier.
Eco design Agency DDID - Dutch design in Development.
DDiD is the agency for eco design, sustainable production and fair trade. We work with Dutch importers and designers and connect them to local producers in developing countries, Europe and emerging markets. Together products are made that are both profitable and socially and environmentally sustainable."