It is Fiber Arts Friday, leave a comment and share what you’ve been working on this week! I just listed this yarn in the Farm Store. It is a fingering weight yarn and made of 100% suri alpaca.
In fact, it is made from two suri alpacas that live on our farm, a mother-daughter team … Mayflower and Mabelle!
This is Mayflower. While many of our alpacas have been born on our farm, we bought Mayflower in Kentucky at an alpaca show, then took her into the show ring and walked out with First Place and Championship ribbons! We were thrilled! She had quite a bit of brown at the time, but as her fiber has grown, it has turned jet black!
Mabelle is her daughter. She is our farm greeter, the friendly sort, part of what makes alpacas so enjoyable. Mother does not have that same disposition, she stresses easily, and really prefers to not be touched at all. Mabelle’s brothers before her, Nightrider and Oliver Twist, had personalities just like hers.
Plied together, the mother-daughter team makes a very lovely, soft, drapey yarn.
The decision now, is what to make with it?
Here are some FREE Ravelry patterns I found that I think would work nicely …
Springtime Bandit – Neck/Torso Scarf by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Swallowtail Shawl – Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Fetching – Fingerless Gloves/Mitts by Cheryl Niamath
Multnomah – Shawl by Kate Flagg
Campfire Socks – by Jacquelynn Vance-Kuss
Have a pattern for this yarn you want to share? Leave a comment …