Friday, October 09, 2015

Mo' Mohair

I absolutely adore mohair.  It is strong, lustrous and beautiful.  Mohair soaks up dyes like nothing else.  The angora goats that produce mohair are exotic and gorgeous to look at.    I tell everyone that spins and knits socks to blend some mohair in with the wool to make a strong, sturdy yarn.  The heels will never wear out.  Mohair grows twice as fast as wool.  Sadly, many people shy away from mohair as they think it will itch and ruin a yarn for next-to-the-skin wear.  There is coarse mohair and soft mohair, just like coarse wool and soft wool.  I like to blend both together.

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