Take care of your 'alpaca' and it will take care of you!
Don't wash it to often, just air it, they like to be outside.No machine washing, it wouldn't do your cosy friend any good.
Give your 'alpaca' a gentle massage, no rubbing, in cold water, add a drop of wool shampoo. Also rinse in cold water, and yes you may add some softener to encourage that silky touch. Squeeze gently, no wringing. Let your friend enjoy a relaxing moment in a dry towel. Lay flat to dry , but no sunbathing. Reshape, so it keeps its original size. End the spa-treatment with a light touch of steam iron, if needed.
Never hang your dear friend.They like to be folded and rest in a nice wardrobe.