Huacaya Alpaca

 

The huacaya alpaca is the most common variety of alpaca and comprises approximately 90% of the world’s population. Huacayas have fleece with a wavy appearance. The waves are called crimp. There are many different crimp styles. The crimp gives the huacaya a fluffy, rounded look. The fleece is extremely fine with a wonderful brightness to it. This fiber contains no lanolin and should feel warm and inviting to the touch while being very dense. Huacaya fiber blends well with other fine fibers and can be used in knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting and high quality garments.