Spin! Series 1 - no.3


Not a Spinner?

Recommended substitute yarn:

Buffalo Gold 'Buffboo' #13


Document Details

This pattern is sold as a pdf download, file size 754k,
7 pages.


Price: US $6



100g fine quality alpaca fleece


Flick carder
Net bags or muslin fabric


Landscape dyes ‘Sun Orchid’ (optional)


Singles ratio: 8:1
Plying ratio: 11:1
Singles wpi: 34
Plied wpi: 16
Gauge: 24sts and 22rows = 4 inches over pattern after blocking
Yards: 250m 2-ply yarn


Needles and Notions
1 set 4.5mm needles
Stitch markers, yarn needle, crochet hook for cast on.


Finished Size
64” x 6” after blocking.

Super soft Huacaya Alpaca fleece is a joy to work with, but requires special care to ensure that the finished product comes out looking its best.


This tutorial takes you step by step through washing, preparing and spinning your fleece. Spinning from the fold works well with fine alpaca to achieve a beautifully soft, fluffy yarn. I chose to dye my yarn, but depending on your fleece you may wish to keep its natural colour, before knitting it up into a luxurious lacy scarf.


Photographs: Diane Mulholland Model: Alice Yu




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