I started knitting sample of my handspun Cher alpaca yarn. I thought the best way was to just start knitting the Spinner's Shawl. I have two samples of this yarn, one spun with a woolen long draw and one spun with a worsted-style yarn forward draft. I like the worsted one better and it shows the patterning very nicely. This sample is knitted on size 8 (5.00 mm) Addi Lace needles. I might tie a piece of contrasting yarn on the side and change to a size 9 needle. Then I will bind off the piece and block it and see how the pattern looks in each needle size.