This listing is for 1.5 ounces of white and beige Suri alpaca roving. It is a blend of light and medium colors from our alpacas . This roving is luxurious, silky and of medium fineness, that and will spin into soft yarn with beautiful drape. It was mill spun by Zeilinger's mill in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Suri naturally spins worsted or semi worsted because the fibers are long and smooth like silk. It can be spun quite fine with enough twist to make a good two ply yarn but not too much to make the yarn over twisted and harsh. Spun fine, a little Suri fiber goes a long way and is ideal for lace scarves, wraps, shawls, hats, vests, and in woven cloth
Suri is truly quite versatile. It is wonderful for all types of boucle's! Suri makes big loops, small loops, wraps, spirals, tips and whips! Higher coarser grades of suri make wonderful loopy boucle yarns with lots of volume, and texture.
Suri can be used for core spinning. It just wraps and wraps and then it wears and wears.
Suri may slip and slide and grow so when knitting or crocheting with it, be sure to use a pattern that will keep its shape. Finished projects should be blocked with the idea that they will not rebound.
Finished products made with any natural fiber should be hand washed and laid flat to dry, as most items will felt.
Alpaca is amazingly soft and warm. Not only is wearing it a luxury, but working with it is a treat!