Batt Knots are 1 ounce batts of fiber created by hand on my drumcarder and then twisted into small bundles that save space on shipping and storage. When you’re ready to spin them, they’ll pop open, fresh and ready.
These Batt Knots are a 60/20/20 blend of Alpaca, Merino, and Silk. The alpaca comes from our gray/silver alpaca, Silverton, our sweet, older boy who has lovely, soft fleece.
Things To Know
Silverton loves to roll in dirt piles in the warm weather. Consequently, his fleece is very dusty and while it has been washed, you may find a small amount of dirt on your hands when you spin it.
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 the old man of our herd. But he's sweet-natured, even if he's shy. He still loves to eat minerals out of our hand and on a sunny day you can sometimes hear him humming in the sun. His fleece is a beautiful, soft silvery gray with lots of depth that makes it one of the most fun to work with from our herd.