A soft, squishy, two-ply alpaca yarn, hand-dyed to an orange that can't quite make up its mind whether it's pumpkin or melon, with hints of natural alpaca brown here and there. Somewhat thick and thin, spun with purposeful character and wabi-sabi imperfection. Two skeins, each containing 39 yards, are available; if you'd like more than one, please select the desired quantity in the drop-down menu.
(Please note that the photos may not accurately reflect color on all monitors, though they're as accurate as I could make them on my own computer screen.)
This fiber came to me as a raw fleece from an alpaca named Iceman, which I sorted, washed, dyed with acid dyes, and drum-carded. The yarn was spun and plied on my Kromski Sonata spinning wheel.
Lovely for knitting, crocheting, weaving, needle felting, and altered art. Also suitable for petting and squishing, starry-eyed gazing, and Zen contemplation.
--- Yarn stats ---
Fiber content: huacaya alpaca
Yardage: 39 yds per skein (78 yds including both skeins)
Weight: 2.1 oz per skein
Knitting weight: chunky weight
Colors: medium orange that falls between pumpkin and melon, with hints of warm medium brown here and there
--- Important notes ---
Your yarn will arrive as a skein (a.k.a. hank) tied in multiple places, unless you specify otherwise. If you'd like your yarn wound into a center-pull ball/cake, please make a note in the "notes to seller" area when you check out.
Also, please be aware that this yarn was produced in a cat-friendly environment. While the cats aren't allowed to play with the fiber or to wander at will through the craft room, and yarn and fiber are stored in boxes away from direct cat contact, there is the possibility you may find a stray cat hair has latched onto your yarn. Cats and their mischievous hair ... ;)
--- Care and feeding of your yarn ---
Hand-wash only, alone or with like colors. (Some color bleeding is possible.)
To wash your yarn or items made from it: Soak in lukewarm to cool water with wool wash or delicates wash for 15 minutes or more. Gently squeeze out excess water, then soak again in rinse water of the same temperature. Squeeze out excess water again, then hang in an airy, waterproof place to drip and dry. (You may want to spin it dry with a salad spinner or roll it gently in a towel before hanging it, to speed the drying process.)
Please do not machine wash, agitate the yarn while washing, or wash in hot water ... unless, of course, you actually want it to felt. (Also, hot water could cause any dyes present to consider making an escape run.)
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