What makes alpaca and llama wool so soft that it can be worn against the skin?
Alpacas and llamas produce exquisitely soft, fine fleece without secreting lanolin, wax or oils. Therefore, it does not go through an extensive scouring process to prepare it for use. Alpaca and llama fiber can be used virtually straight off the animal with a minimal amount of processing other than removing the majority of the vegetable matter and carding the fiber to put the fibers in the same direction, making it easier to spin. WARNING! Once you have used alpaca and llama fiber yarn in your knitting and crocheting projects, you will not want to use synthetic fibers ever again! Handspun yarn and carded batts of fiber are available at Split Rock Ranch. Our handspun yarn is generally 2-ply spun worsted in DK, or worsted-weight. Chunky, bulky or sport-weight yarn can be custom ordered. Custom spinning is available – I will spin your fiber or you can purchase a Limited Edition blend from our current stock. Or, design your own custom blend from our available fibers. Yarn is sold on a “per