View Full Version : Shedding ?

05-05-2007, 12:07 PM
Does alpaca or llama shed bad when knitting? Are they best used as a blend with other fibers?

05-05-2007, 12:09 PM
I have used Debbie Bliss alpaca silk blend and it didn't shed while I was kntting with it :happydance:

nadja la claire
05-05-2007, 01:49 PM
KP's Andean Silk ( alpaca, silk and merino) does shed but not a lot.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

05-05-2007, 02:51 PM
I haven't had any trouble with alpaca shedding. I have heard some people say that it does somewhat. It probably depends on the brand. The less expensive bargain brands are not as well spun usually and may shed more. I've never used llama as it is pretty rough and I expect it would be itchy.