This yarn warped up quickly. It is a very smooth yarn and to beat at 12 ppi I used a very light hand. After finishing, I ended up with a couple of beautiful and very soft scarves (one for me and one for a Christmas present). I had some interesting tracking after washing and drying which I absolutely love. I looks much more interesting than plain weave. I am adding a photo which shows the tracking after washing and drying. I have not pressed the scarf yet. The colors I used were Denim and Cream.
I guess this could be a 'lipstick' color, but it is closer to maroon than the red I expected. Haven't used the yarn yet - looks nice, but very lightly twisted for weaving yarn.
I thought alpaca was scary. I’ve heard so much about sticking and being slippery and horror stories about alpaca ‘in the bin’. My first project (I am an absolute novice) was a 100% alpaca shawl because I didn’t know alpaca ‘is bad warp yarn’ and I warped the whole thing in cream. No problems. When I wove the first couple of inches I was horrified..at a sett and epi of 10, my scarf looked like a window screen. I totally fretted (I’m an awesome fretter) about the ugly investment through the whole weave. I soaked it 20 minutes and irreverently tossed it into the dryer.
OMG the scarf that came out was NOTHING like the window screen that went in. It’s gorgeous! Soft and weightless and warm and snuggly. I immediately ordered 3 more colors and I’ve got another (bigger) alpaca project on my loom now. This is truly an amazing yarn and makes BEAUTIFUL things and is super easy to work with. I plan to own every color. Thank you, Gist, for finding and supplying such a great yarn.
I am using a 12.5 dent reed and it is absolutely beautiful. It is creates a beautiful dense and lightweight fabric after its been washed. Definitely my favorite material to work with so far.
Beautiful yarn using it in a deflected doubleweave project which is still on my loom