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It’s like magic!

So, I got this braid of All Spun Up alpaca silk (70/30) 4.2 oz.    The natural colors captured me.

I have been trying to experiment with different fibers as I learn how to spin.  This was my first time spinning alpaca.  The long fibers of the alpaca and silk made it really easy to draft.

After it was spun for singles, it looked like this.  Ok, pretty, just ok though.

But once it was plied…wow! I REALLY like it! The shades of brown, from greenish to orange-y and pale to rich, playing off the blue, from silvery to navy, absolutely delights me!

My first 3-ply and I would call it a 250+  yd success!  Still need to measure wpi but I put it somewhere in the sport to worsted family.

Thinking it needs to drape around my neck…with it’s lustrous sheen and warm colors…

What do you think?  Suggestions?