Approx. 19 WPI (lace weight)
Approx. 4.6 ounces
Approx. 524 yards over two skeins
50% alpaca, 25% Merino, 25% silk
Gradient yarns are so fun to knit...and make! This gradient yarn started its life as undyed Merino and silk and some silvery alpaca from our gray boy, Silverton. I kettle-dyed the Merino/silk in batches of purple and red, then blended it with Silverton's gray fleece in gradient batts on the drum carder. Finally, I spun and plied the batts by hand on a drop spindle. A truly one-of-a-kind and completely handmade yarn, through and through. The result is a beautiful gradient yarn that starts with a purple grape color and transitions nicely into a strawberry red-pink color.
This purchase is for two skeins, each of which transitions from purple to red. The skeins are approximately 246 yards and 278 yards. Perfect for knitting a pair of something beautiful, like socks or mittens! Because this is a very limited and one-off yarn creation, the skeins are sold together as one product.
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.