hand knitted accessories made by Womens knitter at Rochak handknit Craft

Luxurious Softness: Alpaca Handmade Knitwear Supplier

Envision a wool that rivals the softness of cashmere, surpasses sheep’s wool in warmth, and stands out for its hypoallergenic and enduring qualities. Thats alpaca wool – nature’s own luxurious and practical solution to sustainable fashion. Alpaca wool, distinguished from other wools like Mohair and Cashmere, is a premium, eco-friendly choice. Our skilled artisans at Rochak Handknit Craft combine alpaca yarn from certified Peruvian companies with traditional hand knitting techniques to create exquisite and durable knitwear products.

The Appeal of Alpaca yarn

  • Alpaca yarn, known for its softness, warmth, and hypoallergenic properties, offers a luxurious feel that synthetic fibers can’t match.
  • Alpaca fiber is soft, silky, and hypoallergenic. It lacks lanolin, making it suitable for those with wool sensitivities.
  • Alpaca is light, breathable, odourless, has excellent wicking properties.
  • Alpaca fiber is strong and durable, but it may be less elastic compared to wool.
  • Alpaca fiber comes in a variety of natural colors, including white, black, brown, and shades of gray. This natural diversity allows for unique and visually appealing knitwear without the need for synthetic dyes.
  • Alpaca is less expensive than Cashmere.

Origins of Alpaca Wool:

Derived from the magnificent highlands of the Andes in South America, primarily Peru, alpaca wool comes in two distinct breeds: Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya alpacas boast a dense and fluffy fleece, while Suri alpacas showcase long, straight locks of fiber.

The Raw wool from Alpaca are either processed at Peru itself or sent to countries like China, India, Italy to turn them into yarns of different blends. People in Peru also hand spun the yarn to create hand knit apparels.

Few Reference for Alpaca fibers

  • https://www.masterclass.com/articles/fabric-guide-what-is-alpaca-fiber
  • https://sewport.com/fabrics-directory/alpaca-wool-fabric
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpaca_fiber

Where does our Alpaca Yarn come from?

Our alpaca yarn is sourced directly from RWS certified spinners in Peru, a well-established brand with a rich history in collaborating with alpaca farms. By bypassing middlemen and purchasing in bulk, we secure the best prices for alpaca, ensuring the production of our hand-knitted products. We exclusively use 100% Baby Alpaca, with a size of 1/8NM and a diameter of 22 microns.

Incorporating Alpaca in Hand Knitting Production:

Integrating alpaca wool into our hand-knitting production has elevated our premium offerings. The use of 100% baby alpaca takes the final hand-knitted pieces to new heights of luxury and softness. Our artisans are captivated by the charm of alpacas, even if they may find alpaca yarn a tad slippery to work with.

Hand Knitting Apparels and Accessories with Alpaca

Our hand-knitted accessories, made by our skilled women knitters at Rochak Handknit Craft, showcase the unique qualities of alpaca yarn. Using 1/8 Nm 100% Baby Alpaca yarn, we craft accessories with a few plies to increase yarn thickness, resulting in a perfect blend of comfort and style.

Caring for Alpaca accessories

Alpaca yarn is a very delicate fiber so it is utmost important to handle with care while wearing, washing and storing. The softer the yarn the more caring is required. Following are some of the things to be cared for

  • If possible, Hand Wash Only. If necessary, use mild detergent and use hand wash feature in washing machine.
  • Drying Flat.
  • Store in cool, well-ventilated space.
  • Minimize Contact with Rough Surfaces to avoid Pilling & snagging.

General Query about Alpaca wool and handmade

  • Is Alpaca wool hypoallergenic?
    • Alpaca fiber lacks lanolin, a natural oil found in sheep’s wool that can cause allergic reactions in some people
  • How sustainable is the production of Alpaca wool?
    • Alpaca as a raw materials is natural wool that bio degrades. As for the production, most of the farms have adopted responsible standard of Responsible Alpaca Standard as mentioned in https://textileexchange.org/responsible-alpaca-standard/
  • Is Alpaca yarn expensive?
    • As per our experience, Alpaca is 1.5 times expensive than Merino, Similar price range to Mohair and 3.5 times cheaper than Cashmere.
  • What is so special about Alpaca in comparison to Merino, Mohair, Cashmere?
    • Alpaca is warmer than Merino wool and more resistant and much softer and lighter. As for comparison with Cashmere, the price to softness is better with Alpaca.

Caution on common trend of Misuse of Alpaca yarn mislabelling

  • Deceptive Blends: Some products labeled as “alpaca yarn” may actually contain blends of fibers, including synthetic materials or other animal fibers
  • Inaccurate Fiber Content: In some cases, the stated fiber content on the label may not accurately reflect the actual composition of the yarn.
  • Be Cautious of Unrealistic Prices: Authentic alpaca yarn, especially 100% alpaca, tends to be priced higher due to the quality and scarcity of the fiber.
  • Research the Brand: Choose reputable brands or sellers with a history of transparent and honest practices.
  • Certification: For B2B customers, you should request the certification of Alpaca yarn that is traceable to farm.


From the lofty Andean peaks to the nimble fingers of our artisans, the synergy between alpaca and hand-knitted products is truly remarkable. If you’re considering expanding your collection with artisanal knitwear crafted from alpaca, we are undoubtedly a top choice. Connect with us to discuss your ideas and immerse yourself in the world of alpaca products.

As a handmade knitwear supplier, we take pride in offering quality, custom knit designs, and personalized knitwear production from Alpaca yarn. Whether you’re interested in mens alpaca jumpers, handmade knitted jumpers, alpaca knit jumpers, or any alpaca knitwear, we provide commission knitting services, wholesale knitwear, bulk wool products, private label knitwear ensuring the designers unique vision comes to life with the utmost care and craftsmanship.

Why Brands are Falling in Love with Hand Knit products

  • Exclusivity: Offering hand-knit products allows brands to stand out in a saturated market, presenting items that echo authenticity. Hand knitting offer customers something that’s genuinely one-of-a-kind.
  • Quality Over Quantity: While the scale might be smaller, the attention to detail in hand-knit wholesale guarantees impeccable quality with each piece.
  • Sustainability: Hand-knitting often means sustainable practices, fewer wastages, and a smaller carbon footprint. A win for brands and the planet!
  • A Personal Touch: With private label manufacturing, brands get to infuse their distinct identity into traditional craftsmanship. It’s not just a sweater; it’s a story.
  • End-to-End Control: From choosing the yarn, colors, designs, to the final touches, brands have comprehensive control over the product’s look and feel.

If you’re a business owner interested in manufacturing your own line of handknit sweaters in Nepal, trust us to bring your vision to life. Our deep expertise and commitment to quality make us the perfect partner for your private label designs. Contact us today to take the first step toward creating something truly exceptional.