Apu in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) means god of the mountain. Sorted and dehaired by hand, Apu (17 microns) is made of the ﬁnest and most luxurious alpaca in the world. The colors are supremely rich and showcase the beautiful loft and sheen of this gift of the gods. Hats, scarves and cowls all scream to be knit or crocheted with Apu.
The Pierinna Hat by Martha Wissing takes full advantage of Apu's color palette using 2 skeins of Pure White and 1 skein each of Granite and Glacier as contrast colors. You'll need size 2.5 and 4 16-inch circulars and size 4 dpns. The pattern is available on Ravelry.
Nieves Mittens, also by Martha Wissing, use 4 skeins of Apu and size 2.5 & 4 dpns to create these beautifully patterned and wonderfully warm mittens. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
Fiber: 100% Imperial Alpaca
Weight/Length: 25 grams, 109 yards
Gauge/Needle Size: 26 sts = 4 inches on US #4 needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.