Misti Alpaca Ayllu Overdye Aran Yarn Reviews

Misti Alpaca's Ayllu Overdye Aran is an overdyed hand-painted yarn with rich deep colors.  Read the full description...

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Gauge (sts. / inch):
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Secondary Fiber:
Specific Fiber:
98% Alpaca 2% Polyamide
US Needle:
US 9
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)
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  Single Ply
Dye Method:
  Hand Painted
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Put Up:
  Thick and Thin
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Overall Ayllu Overdye Aran Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4.0 based on 2 reviews)

a great felt 4 out of 5 stars (4 out of 5)
I knitted a gauge sample of Dynasty, which is black with brights. I used a size 6 needle and found it too loose. I felted the sample by hand, It was hopelessly furry and blurry. I pulled the fuzz up and trimmed it off.I dried it in a slow oven, about 250 degrees and it cut about 1/16 off the surface, hoping to get to clearer waters. Moderate success. But it wasn't dry yet. I just took it out of the oven again, and it is much improved. The colors are brighter and more prominent. It still looks black from a distance. The It is very pretty now, and if you dared try to size it, it would make a terrific Chanel-style jacket. It's not the best yarn I've ever played with, but it's been fun, and I solved the shedding problem mentioned in another review, although it was solved the hard way. Anything that soft and barely spun is going to shed. Just plan on it.
By sinfulknits on Apr 11, 2018      (read sinfulknits's 2 other reviews) 1 found this review helpful
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Good yarn, sheds a lot 4 out of 5 stars (4 out of 5)
This yarn is very variegated and I like that but it also sheds a lot.
By rose_sofia on Mar 17, 2018      (read rose_sofia's 6 other reviews) 39 found this review helpful
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