Alpaca Fleece - Carlyle whole fleece


This beautiful white prime-cut or blanket fleece is from our boy Carlyle.  He has very nice crimp, soft handle, and washes to a lovely white color, great for dying or just as it is.  

His staple length is between 3.5" and 4". This fleece is skirted and picked - there may be a stray speck of hay but it is clean enough to spin.  Carlyle does love to roll in the dirt, so his fleece will need washing, although I usually spin first and wash the yarn.  Also, his tips tend to clump together, but they fluff right out when carded or flicked.  

Carlyle has been with us longer than any of our alpacas, and still gives me wonderful fleece with great crimp, long staple, and lots of body and softness when spun.  He is my go-to handspun yarn for knitting newborn hats, socks, and leggings.  In fact, my Climbing Leaf Hat & Mitten Set pictured set is made from Carlyle!

This listing is for Carlyle's entire 2016 blanket or first-cut fleece, as it came off him, for $25/lb at 2.92 lbs.  If you would like less than the entire fleece, still at $25/lb raw as-is, contact me.  It has not been washed, skirted, or picked.  As I said, Carlyle likes to roll in the dirt so he gets dusty, but our pastures are burr-free.  His fleece does have dust (as the photo of the separated lock shows) and some bits of hay, but most of it is very clean.  Both photos are of his fleece straight out of the bag, I tried to find a representative picture for the whole-fleece photo.