Cost of? Eki Riva Supreme / Superbaby Alpaca 4ply

I am sure I saw someone talking about this yarn recently. I would welcome just one of you telling me how much it is in the US as the store I would have to purchase it from here wants $16.25 a ball!

I have some fluffy undyed pure Alpaca balls and I don’t want to dye it but wanted to use it perhaps with a nonfluffy yarn like superbaby but that cost is very high. I was thinking of making a tunic style vest but gosh!

May I also ask, I’ve had that undyed alpaca in balls sitting in a brown paper bag for a few months with other yarn inside a plastic tub with a lid. Here and there I remove the lid on dry fine days just to freshen the air. I just looked inside it and although there is no sign whatsoever of damp or mould or anything horrid! the alpaca does sort of smell vaguely damp. Is that just because it is undyed? Other yarns in the same box seem fine.

Hi Susan
This is the most luxurious yarn and alpaca yarn is the best as it has no lanolin and not itchy … however it also has no memory and will stretch longer and longer so not recommended for garment. It feels cool to the touch and very warm to wear and it’s so bouncy to the touch after it had been knitted and truly amazing compared to other wool.