For Sale: Handspun Alpaca Yarn Skeins - White or Bay Black

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  1. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, my friend and I have been spinning my alpaca fleece to yarn and have some skeins ready for sale. These are handspun skeins, so some are more consistent than others and their prices reflect that.... the black seemed to turn out better than the white... [​IMG]

    These skeins run in size from 2oz to about 3 oz. I have:

    3.5 oz Skein White $20
    3.2 oz Skein Bay Black $18.50
    2.7 oz Skein Bay Black $15.50
    2.6 oz Skein Bay Black $15.00
    2.4 oz Skein Bay Black $14.00
    (2) 2.4 oz Skeins White $14.00
    3.1 oz Skein White $14.00 (this one is less b/c it's less consistent.... a bit nubbier)
    2.6 oz Skein White $12.00 (this one is less b/c it's less consistent... a bit fluffier)
    2.4 oz Skein Bay Black $11.00

    All prices exclude shipping. I will offer my BYC friends 15% off!! the prices listed above. I accept PayPal for payment. This would be great for any knitters or crocheters out there. If you are interested want a picture of a specific skein or have questions about the colors, feel free to PM me.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I havnt any experance so I was wondering what makes this yarn worth 10-20 dollers for a couple ounces?
     
  3. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alpaca is much different than sheep's wool, as it has no lanolin and is softer. the majority of alpaca fiber can be worn directly against the skin, similar to cashmere.... though to be classified as cashmere the micron count must be less than 19 microns. and 2 ounces is actually a fairly decent sized skein of yarn, approximately 60-65 yards.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah ok
    I dont think Id mind that at all wool makes me itch like crazy. I dont know anything about yarn so I was just wondering.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Oooohhh! I have to wait until Tuesday when I find out about my unemployment fuling- go before the judge for the hearing at 1:45!

    If I get it, I'd love some!
     
  6. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well i am certainly sorry to hear that you are unemployed, i hope your judgement goes in your favor.

    as far as yarns, we will soon have a lot more, we are just getting started on this spinning stuff. it's a friend and myself, she is MUCH better than i am.... my yarns are not good, yet. but i am still trying, and i know i will get there eventually! [​IMG]

    thanks for looking you all!
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I love yarns that are inconsistent- consistently inconsistent...? I buy yarns like that for these wonderful scarves I knit and give as gifts.

    I've never worked with alpaca, but I bet it would be a joy!
     
  8. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that is exactly what we were thinking.... that the inconsistency makes it more unique. my friend is going to take some of our yarns and make a scarf we can photograph to show off the finished product. i know sweaters that have that look usually are quite well received.

    once we get that done, i'll upload some photos.
     
  9. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The inconsistant yarns are referred to as "Novelty Yarns" around here. When they're knitted or crocheted, the "nubs" normally find a way to intergrate into the finished piece so that the garment is "textured", but not lumpy.
    You may have more of a market for you inconsistant yarn than you think!
     
  10. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Could you also post some photos of the yarn skeins?


    Thanks,.

    chel
     

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