The Woolly Thistle is pleased to offer Blacker's brand new Mohair Blend 4 ply yarn in all 10 colors.
Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both durability and softness. Mohair is often referred to as nature's nylon, so this yarn is particularly well suited to making socks, from comfy everyday to wonderfully hardy hiking socks.
Blacker has chosen Hebridean and Manx wool for their blends to make the most of the contrast with the silky white mohair. The hardy Hebridean sheep have very dark brown, almost black fleeces that gradually grey with age, so the wool is bitter chocolate in color with occasional silvery hints. The Manx Loagthan 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, deeper and more varied shade. Both these natural shades take dye less vividly than the Mohair, lending the finished Mohair Blend yarns a rich depth and lustre.
The new shades of the Mohair Blend yarns are named after some of Blacker's favorite hiking locations in Cornwall.
||Hebridean & Manx/Mohair
||approx. 50g balls
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