My son brought me some cones of baby alpaca when he went to Peru last month. I just received the beautiful soft yarn. It is 2/16. I find alpaca on the Sett chart but it doesn’t list a weight. Would it be considered the same as 2/16 cotton. I doubt it could be used for the warp as it breaks fairly easily. Is this correct? It is a very fine yarn. If used for the weft only what would you suggest for the warp? Thanks for any help.
I’m popping in with an answer as well, just to confuse you 😉 I brought some alpaca home from a trip to Peru and sett it at 18 epi. However, your yarn and my yarn is quite likely totally different. If you don’t want to use it as warp, then you could use a nice merino or Zepher for your warp or whatever really appeals to you. You probably should do the sett wrap that Jane demonstrates last year’s Episode 4.2 about sett for wool. Have fun and I’m looking forward to seeing what you weave with your treasure.