Alpaca wool is breathable, moisture wicking and has excellent heat retention, making it a warm and comfortable addition to your wardrobe. Lightweight, soft and luxurious, the best alpaca sweaters are either made from 100% alpaca wool or blended with other materials for added warmth or stretch. They also come in a range of styles including casual hoodies, dressy sweaters and more.
When shopping for an alpaca sweater you will find models made from 100% alpaca and options mixed with sheep’s wool or synthetic fibers such as acrylic. Unlike sheep wool Alpaca itself does not contain lanolin, a potential allergen for some people, so sweaters made from 100% alpaca are considered hypoallergenic. However, it is sometimes mixed with sheep’s wool increase elasticity, so keep this in mind if you are sensitive to lanolin. Alpaca can also be mixed with warm, hypoallergenic acrylic to make the sweater more budget-friendly.
When it comes to caring for your alpaca sweater, most options on this list include at least 50% woolso best Hand wash the sweater and lay flat to dry. However, material percentages aren’t available for some of the blended sweaters below, so you might want to hand wash them to be on the safe side.
In terms of style, the options below include staples in both men’s and women’s sizes so you can find the fit that suits you best. Most are designed and made in Peru, and alongside neutral colors you’ll find styles with stripes, animal prints, and even geometric patterns along the cuffs and collar.
Keep scrolling for the best alpaca sweaters to add a touch of softness to your wardrobe for years to come.