Soliloquy AlpacaBoo Sale: 100 gmsRegular price $29.00 Discounted price $23.00
NOTE: the pictures are for colour illustrative purposes. This listing is for 100 gms of the colour of your choice, even if the picture may show 3 skeins
AlpacaBoo has superb drape and the bamboo gives the shades a lovely, powdery hue. It is lovely to knit by itself but also very well suited to be knit using 2 or 3 strands. One pair of socks up to UK size 8 can be knit with just 50 grams of Soliloquy (for men-size socks or socks with a longer leg you'll need 100 gr)
Composition: 80% Alpaca, 20% Bamboo
Length: 100g = 600m / 656yds
Suggested Needle Size: 2mm for socks, 2.75 for garments, 3.25mm and up for lace
Gauge: 40 sts x 56 rows = 10cm x 10cm on 2mm needles in stocking stitch
Washing Guidelines: Machine wash gentle cycle
The remaining skeins in Lundy (dyed by Amanda from The Natural Dye Studio) are from different dye lots and therefore vary slightly in colour. They COULD be used for one project but would have to be alternated every other row to make them blend, so only purchase them for a combined project if you are familiar with this technique.
A note about natural/plant vs. acid dyes:
Natural dyes tend to produce a softer colour palette and need to be treated much more gently when washing. Some natural dyes (especially indigo) are notoriously difficult to make colour-fast. If you are concerned about the chance of the colours on the yarn rubbing off on your needles/hands, then steer clear of naturally dyed yarns.
In most cases, a couple of rinses will get rid of any excess dye-stuff in the yarn. Do NOT use any biological detergents on your naturally dyed yarns, as these will strip a lot of the colour out of your yarn. As a general rule when choosing colours that have been achieved with natural dyes: the more vibrant the shade, the bigger the chance that there is some excess dye-stuff remaining in the yarn.