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Have been working on that red alpaca.  I decided to spin it up before hitting it with more dye to get the shade of red I wanted.  I decided to go for a fine low twist single because life is too short and precious to spend it spinning up that much yarn and plying it.  Its for a delicate lace shawl so skewed knitting wont be an issue neither will be heavy wear.  Although alpaca can felt and look a bit ‘grungy’ (you know like dreadlocks) I don’t plan to give this the full fulling treatment so its a risk that I am prepared to take.

So this is the full bobbin

Alpaca lace weight single on bobbin before dyeing
Alpaca lace weight single on bobbin before dyeing

as you can see its not red but I am chuffed with it look how fine it is (does that make me special – erm no).

Aplaca laceweight single
Aplaca laceweight single

I then skeined it off (its just under 600m).  I dyed it again this time going to 2% DoS and heres what we have to work with now thats better.

Alpaca laceweight single full red
Alpaca laceweight single full red
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