This batt is 100% alpaca from our boy Silverton, who has the softest fleece in the herd. I had some of his previous fleeces processed into commercially carded batts, and these batts are a lovely dark gray from the combination of his gray, silver, and black in his fleece. This batt is for 4 ounces of fiber.
Things You Should Know
Silverton really likes to roll in dust piles, so while I've washed this fleece there's a small amount of dirt that will shake out as you work with this fiber.
How Much Do I Need?
Most of these spinning batts are sold by the ounce. So you may be wondering how much you need to buy to make something. The long answer is, "it depends." But the short guideline is this:
- 4-6 ounces for small projects like hats, mittens, gloves, and socks
- 6-8 ounces for medium projects like scarves and small shawls
- 8-12 ounces for larger projects like large shawls
- Sweaters and similar large items of varying size can take anywhere from 16 to 32 ounces
About this Alpaca
Silverton is our sweet older alpaca with gorgeous silver fleece and a white face. He's shy but sweet and will eat minerals from your hand.