100 % alpaca wool sweater
100 % Fine Special alpaca wool
Are you a friend of casual and soft sweaters? Here comes Moment!
This sweater has a raised rib knitting that is very flexible, fluffy and soft. The puff cuff gives a slight trendy touch to the sweater.
A classic knit sweater that goes with everything! The moderate puff cuffs give it a touch of playfulness, the overall style remaining timeless and casual. Made of the most durable alpaca fibre, fine special, this sweater will keep you warm and comfortable for years to come!
Alpaca, the Gold of the Andes
The material of this product – 100% Fine Special alpaca wool – is our most durable fibre quality.
Alpaca wool is one of the most extraordinary and rare natural fibres in the world. It’s not well-known by many, but once you get to know it, you’re hooked! Its exceptional breathability, excellent resistance to pilling, and beautiful, fluffy glow are something you just won’t find in other materials.
Unmatched warmth and breathability
Are you always cold, or alternatively, are you unable to wear knits because they are too hot? Alpaca is the perfect solution for both those problems: alpacas have adapted to different temperatures, as it is hot during the day and chilly at night in the Andean mountains where they graze. Over the millennia, alpaca wool has developed special properties in terms of both warmth and breathability.
Alpaca vs. Merino
We often get questions about the properties of alpaca wool compared to other materials. In comparison to merino wool, alpaca wool stands out especially for its superior moisture transfer qualities. Alpaca fibre is untreated and has a natural ability to absorb and transfer moisture effectively.
Commercial merino wool is treated to make it machine washable, in a so-called superwash treatment: the surface of the wool is coated with resin. The treated fibre loses much of its absorption capacity. The surge in the popularity of merino wool has made it increasingly challenging for a customer to discern between different levels of merino wool quality as there is now a vast array of merino qualities available in the market.
Alpaca wool – it only gets better with use
Most of our knits are densely knitted – we don’t cut corners on material use – so they need some time to soften up. This is necessary in order to make garments that last longer, and as you know, longevity is one of our core values. You can speed up the softening by brushing or steaming the knit, or ease it in by wearing a shirt underneath at first. Over time, the inside of the knit gets a soft, fluffy layer, typical for alpaca wool, making it feel really smooth and lightweight on you.
The secret to the smoothness of alpaca wool is in its fibre: it has fewer and tinier scales on its surface than other wools. Thanks to those smooth and long fibres, alpaca wool doesn’t pill easily, which our customers really appreciate.
Finding the right size
You can either use our smart Fitle size advisor or compare the measurements of the chart (below) to your previous garments.
How accurate are the measurements? Will they change over time or after washing?
Some variation may occur in the sizing of a garment made of natural fibres. However, the knitwear has good elasticity and it adapts to your body’s shape during the first days of wear. The product will keep its measurements well.
When in doubt with choosing the right size, please contact us. Our customer service will be happy to help you!
Taking care of your Alpa® alpaca garment is super easy! You don’t have to wash it a lot. In fact, most times, just letting it air outside is enough to make it fresh again. If you wear another shirt under your knitwear, there will be even less need for washing.
If the garment gets stained or musty and is indeed in need of a wash, we recommend washing it by hand in cold water, using a gentle soap and squeezing it softly (avoid rubbing). After rinsing, roll it in a towel to get rid of extra water, reshape it and let it dry on a flat surface to avoid any unwanted stretching.
The whole washing from start to finish takes about 10 minutes – so it’s really easy to take care of your alpaca garment. Washing it once or twice a year should be enough in normal use.
This Alpa® knitwear piece is responsibly manufactured in Lithuania at the production facilities of our long-term partners. Our partners have decades of experience in manufacturing high-quality knitwear products, and together we have uncovered the secrets of knitting with the rare alpaca wool.
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Hinta kirpaisi, mutta olen tosi tyytyväinen ostokseen. Malli tosi kaunis ja menee ihan kaikkien alaosien kanssa. Materiaali lämmin mutta samaan aikaan hengittävä. Kutitteli varoitusten mukaisesti aluksi, mutta pehmeni tosi mukavaksi reilussa viikossa. Kannattaa luottaa kokovalintaan: käytän yleensä paidoissa kokoa L, mutta tässä M on hyvä ja mukavan rento (165 cm/67kg, hartioita löytyy).
Vastasi odotuksia. Ihana materiaali. Koko ja malli aivan täydellinen.
Upea neulepusero, lämmin , miellyttävän tuntuinen päällä
Laadukas neule. Koko S juuri sopiva 60kg/160cm naiselle. Kutinan kanssa ei ole ollut ollenkaan ongelmaa, varsinkaan kun on alutoppi alla ja hihat ovat väljät. Väri oli luonnossa hiukan kellertävämpi, mitä kuvissa näyttää.
Ihanan värinen, ja mukava päällä. Hyvä, että jossain mainittiin, että jos haluaa väljemmän, kannattaa ottaa yhtä kokoa tavallista isompi. Oma normaalikokoni on S, mutta nyt M tuntuu juuri sopivalta. Vähän väljältä, mutta ei todellakaan liian. Luulen, että tämän tyylisessä neuleessa pienempi koko ei olisi näyttänyt niin kivalta.