Thank you all so much for your comments and encouragement.
Yesterday, just as I was posting, we lost internet connection before I could post the last few pics.
The pic below is a set of twined knit gloves made from Suri Alpaca and Qiviut ( Musk Ox from Canada ). Whilst Qiviut has no structural strength, it's one of the warmest materials around. The Suri Alpaca provides the structure. These gloves are now about 7 years old and have been washed over and over - still like new