What is SURI Alpaca? Well, it's a type of animal - a SURI alpaca (actually, a different animal from the Huacaya Alpaca, which is what most people refer to as 'regular' alpaca) has long, lovely locks of silky hair. This fiber, because it is almost TOO silky and slippery, and because it is VERY rare and expensive, is generally combined with merino or cotton fibers. Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino has combined the best of two of the best fibers we know: Merino Wool, reknowned for its softness in the wool yarn genre, and Suri, known for its exquisite luster and luxuriousness. Combined, this fantastic set of fibers is above and beyond regular alpaca (except maybe BABY alpaca, but it's not fair to compare the two.) This alpaca and merino wool yarn, because it is single ply, and there is no twist, reflects lighte and shows off your stitches beatuifully. Besides, its just a pleasure to wear. Like a big alpaca hug.