A few weeks ago Patrick was reading his National Geographic and he asked me if I had ever heard of Vicuna yarn. I honestly had not and was curious. Well, the Vicuna is a relative of the llama and their fleece is described as making "even cashmere seem harsh." I found the stats interesting as well:
Merino sheep: 160-240 ounces per harvest every year
Cashmere goat: 5-7 ounces a year
Vicuna: 7-8 ounces every 2 years!
Wow. The sweater that was made out of vicuna is a standard ribbed pullover. Retail: $4,575.00. Wow. I am now on a quest to find vicuna just to feel it! Anybody ever seen or felt it?
(Resource: National Geographic)