When I ordered this lovely purple yarn, I thought, because of the name techno, the yarn would be less fluffy, more reflective, with a feel that would lead me to believe the yarn hold its shape. Now that I can read the label I mail ordered my 3 hanks, I see the words whipped up alpaca at the top of the tag. This yarn is 68% baby alpaca, 10% extra fine merino, and 22% silk. I haven't started working with it except for winding it into a ball, but the impression is that this fluffy yarn which had several fluff balls to pull out, will not hold up as a teen's midriff length topper. It was the yarn suggested. I can't imagine washing it. I'll come back to edit this review if it turns out okay.