Friday, December 02, 2011

Handspun Friday - Alpaca

A while ago I've got this lovely 100% Alpaca fiber from Bea.

100% Alpaca, gift from Bea

I spun it right away, but didn't get to show it until now. I decided to spin some thicker singles, and ply with some commercial yarn. I found some anthracite colored lace yarn in my stash, and I think it worked out wonderfully.

Alpaca plied with merino lace weight yarn - 368yds-3

This yarn has weight, it has wonderful drape, and I've got 368yds of it. I'm thinking some kind of infinity scarf/cowl thingy would be nice.

Alpaca plied with merino lace weight yarn - 368yds-3

Thanks again, Bea! I haven't spun 100% alpaca before this, and it was fun.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Susan said...

So beautiful! And totally my colors. Love it!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

Hi Monika, I like the Alpaka yarn a lot! Can't wait to see what you are going to knit with it.
I wish we had snow in Germany but it is unusually hot for this time of the year.
Yours, Julia

Unknown said...

As always a treat to see your new creations on the spinner. I so have to learn to do this in 2012.

knottygnome said...

i like the idea of plying with commercial yarn. very cool!

Christine said...

That is just yummy!! I love pairing it with commercial yarn. Fabulous!

Bea said...

Das kommt sehr schön raus mit Deinem Zwirnfaden.

Ich habe jetzt entschieden, das ich mein Alpaka nun doch 2fach gegeneinander verzwirnen werde, auch wenn es dann keinen Pulli reicht.
Oder es gibt wieder mal was Mehrfarbiges.

Grüßle, die Bea

Sharon said...

Woo hoo! I love alpaca - but it doesn't love me to spin it. Your colors are delicious!

Virginia G said...

The unspun fiber looks almost like hair. It's really lovely.

AdrieneJ said...

I love spinning with alpaca - so silky smooth and easy, especially for a newbie spinner like me. I never thought of plying with a commercial yarn. The wheels in my head are really turning now...

Life's a Stitch said...

Just finished another Willow Cowl with 350 yards (four lace repeats). Love the pattern. it would look pretty in this beautiful blue/green. Check it out, free on Rav.