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Suri Alpaca Locks, 11 Inches, Medium Brown, Margo

SKU 18635
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These Suri Alpaca Locks are the prime fiber grown by an alpaca named "Margo". Her locks average 11" in length. This fiber is from her very first shearing, and is about a 18 months worth of growth. It is medium brown, according to The Alpaca Registry Color Chart, and has a very pretty sheen to it. It is super soft and silky!

This listing is for a two ounce package. Locks are rubber banded in 1/2 ounce bundles.

This fiber has been picked through to remove tiny bits of hay and debris picked up in the pasture, but may still contain very small amounts of vegetable matter that will easily fall out as you work with it. This fiber has been gently washed, conditioned, and separated from the fleece into individual locks.

Suri is the rarer of the two alpaca breeds. Suri Locks make gorgeous doll hair. They can also be used in tail or core spinning, carded and spun into beautiful silky yarn, or used in a variety of different felting projects. They also are quite fun to use in knitting and crochet projects. These locks can also be left just as is and sewn into a weft to attach directly onto a doll cap.

Suris have a fine fiber, with different degrees of fineness based on the age of the alpaca, nutrition, and environment where the alpaca lives. Fineness is measured in microns and is graded according to this chart:

Grade 1 Ultra Fine (less than 20 microns)
Grade 2 Superfine (20-22.99 microns)
Grade 3 Fine (23-25.99 microns)
Grade 4 Medium (26-28.99 microns)
Grade 5 Intermediate (29-31.99 microns)
Grade 6 Robust (32 microns and above)

Though not a certified sorter, I consider this fiber to be Superfine. Be aware that there will be some waste when combing out locks for a reroot, especially with the finer fleeces.

Raw fiber that has not been separated into locks is also available here.
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