First of all, lets start with some unprocessed suri I have.
These are some tightly pencilled locks. I’ve experimented with combing them and I lose 50%-60% of the fiber. They are slightly cotted, some of it was because it arrived that way, most though is from me washing it.
Here is another lock of washed suri, this one not as tightly pencilled. Because of last years wet spring we had locally this one was slightly felted at the cut end.
I am planning on spinning both of these directly from the locks to reduce the waste.
These are locks of unwashed huacaya. These are from the legs. Notice the tippiness of the locks.
And these are from an unwashed huacaya cria fleece. Notice the crimp and the band of dirt. I highly recommend washing alpaca before spinning. Cria fleeces will have a tip on them due to the coat the cria carries in utero.
Here are two hanks of beige/white alpaca. The larger hank is from a coarser suri fleece and the smaller hank is from a finer huacaya fleece, though the pictures do not do justice to either.
And the final two pictures are from a pair of lace socks I made with hu acaya alpaca. The pattern is from “A Gathering of Lace.”
I’m afraid the detail of the pattern is blurry despite my multiple attempts to photograph it.