Suri Elegance is a lustrous, elegant 100% suri alpaca lace weight yarn. Each 100 gm hank is approximately 875 yards. The gauge = 28 st / 4" (7 st/1") using US #3 (3.25mm) needles in lace patterns. Alpaca fiber is hypo-allergenic. That means that people with wool sensitivities can wear it. Alpaca is a hollow core fiber so it keeps you warmer than wool when you need to be warm, but breathes when you need to be cool. Alpaca fiber can be as fine as cashmere.