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 70/30 blend of Polwarth sheep wool and alpaca fleece from our black and white alpaca, Benz. The Polwarth was kettle-dyed in turquoise and chartreuse and then blended with the alpaca on the drumcarder.
Things To Know
Benz 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
Benz has big cow-eyes and a penchant for looking deep into your soul and asking, "do you have any minerals for me?" He's the calmest, most trusting alpaca in the herd (in fact, it was his patience with us that allowed us to grow into comfortable alpaca owners).