I didn’t give it the full rough wet-finishing treatment, just a few vigorous dunks in very warm but not hot water. The yarn didn’t bloom as much as it just softened quite a bit. It was spun with a pretty good twist to keep it together, then plied to be balanced.
The singles were pretty uneven in spots, totally the result of my hurried spinning, not the fiber. This could easily have been spun finer, but I was in a must-finish-something mood, and I also wanted a little sturdier shawl as a finished product.
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Final specs: 3oz, 2-ply, 19-22wpi which makes it (as predicted) a heavy laceweight/light fingering weight, 9tpi, 286 yds.
So, I immediately cast on for the Cleite Shawl. The pattern, from Miriam Felton of MimKnits, was part of the club package, though she’s test knitting a full size version and so I’m guessing the pattern will be available soon.
The alpaca is knitting up beautifully, and this will be a sturdy, soft, warm shoulder-size shawl.