These Peabody Alpaca Mitts are squishy soft, fabulously fun, and hand crocheted with 100% alpaca yarn so they will be wonderfully warm too! The random hand spun look of the Espiral Alpaca Yarn used for these alpaca mitts is perfect for rows of crocheted stitching that go in opposite directions creating gloves that are the same colors. but different.
Also known as pulse warmers, people living in the colder mountainous areas of Europe have worn fingerless gloves for centuries. By warming the arteries in your wrists, wrist warmers, arm warmers, and the like, they assist in keeping your whole body warmer. Fingerless gloves are more than a winter or an outdoor accessory. Also wonderful in cold offices, they don’t hinder your fingers like gloves.
Alpaca fiber is naturally wonderful to the touch, has a soft and comforting feel that you can wear next to your skin. Alpaca is warmer and stronger than the fiber of other animals, is light weight, and quite water resistant. Yocum-McCall testing laboratories has shown alpaca to be three times warmer than sheep's wool. How's that for warm?
These gloves measure 9 inches in length and are 7 inches around which should fit a small to medium size hand.
Hand wash cold in mild detergent or shampoo. Roll in towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape and lay flat to dry.
This hat was crocheted by Julie Petty, Mansfield, Ohio.