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Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both softness and durability. It is well suited to making garments and other accessories.
The hardy Hebridean sheep have very dark brown, almost black, fleeces that gradually grey with age, so the wool is bitter chocolate in colour with occasional silvery hints. The Manx Loaghtan is a particularly striking sheep, some having up to six horns. Their fleeces are mid to dark brown but bleach to cream at the tips in the sun, so the colour can range from a full brown to a softer, paler and more varied shade. Both these natural shades take dye less vividly than the Mohair, lending our finished Mohair Blend yarns a rich depth and lustre.
Blacker Yarns have named the shades of their Mohair Blend yarns after some of their favourite hiking locations in Cornwall.
Brand: Blacker Yarns
Fibre: 50% Wool (Hebridean & Hebridean), 50% Mohair
Yardage/Meterage: 190yds | 175m
Needle Size: US 3 | 3mm
Knitting Gauge: 28 sts and 34 rows / 4"