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Yarn sorting process

By Gina Rockenwagner on September 15, 2020

sorting, dye yarn

Continuing with our video series, today we show you the sorting process, one of the first steps in making a quality undyed yarn. When I entered the sorting area at the mill we work with in Arequipa, Perú, I felt a sense of awe. I had never seen that much fiber all in one place, let alone alpaca fiber. I’m so happy I get to bring you along on this visit from December 2019! In the video, you can see for yourself the massive warehouse where alpaca fiber is received. It is transported from the highlands in large bundles. Skilled sorters immediately get to work sorting the fiber into all its grades. Only the softest baby alpaca fiber passes this sorting process. It goes on to become the fine bare yarn you’ve come to expect from the fiber experts at KNOMAD!

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Gina Rockenwagner

Gina Fama Röckenwagner (she/her) is a color-obsessed knit designer and textile artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in Vogue Knitting, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Purl Soho’s eponymous blog. She founded her line of soft, comfortable, and size-inclusive clothing, SOFT HAUS, in 2015. When not working on yarn-related endeavors, Gina can be found quilting, biking, baking and watching trashy tv with her cats, Paloma and Blooper.

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