This hard wearing, practical blend combines the very best of all three fibres: the alpaca is soft, durable and luxurious; the mohair is strong and shiny; whilst the Shetland fleece adds structure, bounce, and elasticity to the blend. All of our animals are ethically raised and cared for on a protein rich diet so they produce the very best quality fibre.
- 50% Alpaca (25-29 micron)
- 30% Mohair (3-4 year old)
- 20% Shetland Sheep
- Chunky weight
- 50 gram balls - 70m
- 6mm needles required
- 10cm tension square = 14sts/18 rows
- Available in four colours
- Woollen spun
A woollen spun yarn is different to a worsted and creates a hard wearing end product that won't pill with wear. Woollen spun yarns are:
- light and full of air
- fluffy or even hairy
- able to insulate well
- makes a light and thick fabric when knitted.
The more it is worn and washed the softer it will become however without the pilling and stretching of a semi worsted or worsted finish.
We get asked this a lot, especially by customers buying the wool as a gift. The hat pictured is 90 grams. A similar beanie style one without a pom pom (not pictured) weighs 65 grams and the gloves weigh 49 grams.
We recommend using www.ravelry.com to find free knitting patterns.