The name says it all! This yarn is bulky, yet simultaneously light and airy. It squooshes pleasurably in the hands and works up into a project in a snap! It's actually my favorite weight of alpaca yarn because it really maximizes the softness of the fiber. One skein will easily make a cabled hat with yardage to spare.
The fleece was purchased directly from a small farm on California's Central Coast, and processed and spun by Ranch of the Oaks, a small mill that uses biodegradable soap and mechanical methods to clean and card the fiber. It has not undergone “carbonization”, in which enzymes dissolve all plant matter, so clean pieces of hay, grass, or stickers may remain in the yarn. It's spun semi-worsted from a carded prep, so it's lofty and nice to work with. For more about what to expect from Small Farm Yarn, click here.
Fiber from the Central Coast of California, USA.
Processed & Spun in Lompoc, California, USA.
Hand-dyed in San Luis Obispo, California, USA.
NOTE: More Big Fat Alpaca will be coming soon! A fantastic medium brown, similar to Lincoln below plus a beautiful grey/rose grey marl. I'm working on getting more local light fawn (Dolly & Friends color) fleece as well. Good thing the 'pacas are growing more of it even as we speak!
If you'd like to reserve skeins of the next Dolly & Friends replacement batch, please drop me a line!