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I have been carding my fleeces and I am wondering if I should keep the llama separate from the wool?
My initial plan was to mix them since I felt the llama would be to hard for me to spin since I am new to all this. But as I make my rolags I am wondering if I will be able to do llama by itself. It is soooo soft. The thought of socks just from the llama is so inviting.
Am I asking for trouble? Can I add just a bit of wool to give it some stability?
 

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You can do whatever your little heart desires :). I will tell you that llama spun up has no memory. That means it drapes and doesn't stretch. So if you make socks they will most likely sag :(. However if you mix it with wool :banana: say a 60/40 wool llama blend you should have a great sock yarn.
 

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I’ve spun alpaca with no problem. If you use it for socks you’ll see holes pretty quickly. I’d use a 20/80 blend. It is so warm, that with wool your feet will be quite cozy.
 

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That's what we like to hear :D
 
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