handspun alpaca and merino yarn

Handspun Yarn – Adventures In Plying Part 8


Handmade (Handspun)


Length: 228 Yards; Yarn weight: Worsted


Primary fiber: alpaca, merino

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This soft yarn started out as raw alpaca fleece from a small Nova Scotia producer that I processed from raw: picked, washed, dyed orange, combed then blended with a small amount of firestar. It was spun into a 2-ply, before being dyed brilliant blue leaving some orange to peek through. I decided to finish this yarn by re-spining it in the opposite direction to merino top that I also hand-dyed. The resulting yarn is a variation of a crepe yarn, since 2 plies are wrapping around one. It’s one of my fave ways to ply yarn, giving it lots of interest and fun to the design.

3ply; 6.9oz/198gr; approx. 228 yards; approx. 9 wpi (worsted)

Handspun on my Lendrum & plied on my SpinOlution wheel.

Ships from Canada’s east coast

Additional information

Weight 0.12 kg


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