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.
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).
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.