Why Alpaca Yarn?
Alpaca is a natural fiber soft, fine and lustrous comparable to cashmere for luxury and second only to silk in strength, yet warm and kind to the skin.
People with allergies or who find wool itchy often find they can wear Alpaca as the yarn is free from lanolin making it hypo-allergenic, so perfect for anyone with allergies and sensitive skins.
Alpaca wool is hollow absorbing body moisture leaving you wam and comfortable in winter and dry and fresh in summer.
Why Buy Brittany Needles?
Probably the best reason has to do with the benefits of wood. Wood is warm, smooth and soft. It won't drain heat from sensitive fingers the way aluminum and plastic needles do. We have many comments from arthritis patients and their doctors that they wouldn't be knitting if it weren't for wooden needles.
Birch is a superior wood for this purpose, its tensile strength and stability maintains size, resists warping and allows for smoothness of finish no other needle can provide.
Wood is our greatest renewable natural resource. It is environmentally friendly; it's recyclable, biodegradable and durable; when it is no longer needed it can be returned to the earth. All wood used by Brittany comes from strictly regulated forests or small woodland owners in the United States ensuring proper environmental logging practices and selective cutting for maximum reforestation.