Nuages feels just like the name suggests, like the clouds. Made with a blend of brushed Suri Alpaca and silk, it is cloud light and oh so fluffy. 

Inspired by Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club of France, we've taken inspiration from his original composition "Nuages" (pronounced nɥaʒ, meaning clouds in French.) The soft, lighter than air texture of this yarn emulates the suppleness of the ethereal gypsy swing standard.   

Nuages is perfect, alone or held with another yarn, for your shawl and light weight garment projects. The fluff of this heavy lace weight yarn fills in a bit more than our Little Mo base. It's a lovely alternative to those who might be sensitive to mohair, but still want to add that beautiful fuzzy halo to your projects. You will want to knit ALL the things with this one.

We've recently tweaked this base to make it even more refined. Nuages {refined} now has a little more silk, a little less Suri and a more generous yardage per skein!

65% baby suri alpaca/ 35% silk

approximately 437 yds/ 50g

lace weight


I recommend alternating skeins every few rows so that the colors blend properly. I know it’s a pain but you will be so much happier in the end. Do it for your sanity and your finished object.

Also, you will want to hand wash your finished project. You’ve spent time and money to create your beautiful new object. It deserves a little extra love and care! Always wash with cool water and lay flat to dry.

Also, also, I’ve tried really hard to photograph the yarns so that the color shows correctly. Unfortunately, you all can’t look at the lovely pics on my monitor. If you are unsure about a color/have questions please let me know. I will be happy to help!

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