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 50/25/25 blend of Alpaca, Merino, and Silk. The alpaca comes from our white alpaca, Cinnamon, whose fleece is perfect for dyeing. The red and purple dyed merino/silk fiber blends into Cinnamon's lavender-dyed fleece beautifully, fading into a light purple and pink blend.
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
Cinnamon is our feisty alpaca! He's the first to check out something new and the first to run up to the fence if a dog is around (he loves dogs). He's got the most intense personality in the herd and fleece that's perfect for dyeing.