This sport weight yarn is a lovely blend of jacob wool and mohair. The fiber comes from our own farm, with mohair from angora goats and the wool from our jacob sheep.
This yarn is 70% jacob wool and 30% mohair. The mohair will add shine, strength and wearability to the final fabric and give the garment a slight halo over time. It is awesome for socks and they wear like iron. The last photo is a sock I wore almost daily for entire winter. (This is the Castle Rose sock pattern by our good friend Melanie Coogan, aka Melrose. The pattern it can be found on Ravelry.)
The base yarn is a soft grey, created by the blending of black and white wool with grey and cream mohair. When it is overdyed, the individual colors in the fibers take up the dye differently, giving a really nice heathered effect. It can be almost irridescent in bright light. These heathered colors are perfect for Autumn.
We had a wonderful time experimenting in the dye kitchen with this blend. This listing is for the kettle-dyed yarn in a reddish purple with black undertones from the fibers. The dye is variegated, over the blend of white and grey/black fibers.
Jacob sheep are a very hardy heritage sheep breed. They are smaller than some sheep and are striking in their black and white coloring. They are known for their four horns, which is a striking look, but also come in a two horned variation. We have both two and four horned jacobs and love them all. Colored angora goats have had my heart for many years. Their mohair is soft and wavy and adds wonderful character to yarn. I am currently spinning and knitting a sweater in a jacob/mohair blend and I just love it!
These skeins are 4.0 ounces each and approximately 400 yards, enough for a typical pair of socks from one skein. This is a two ply yarn, created for us by the wonderful folks at Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont, using historic New England carding and spinning equipment.
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Returns & exchanges
We make every effort to send you high quality yarns and fiber. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me so that I can refund or replace your wool or yarn as appropriate. Refunds or exchanges can be requested within 30 days of shipping, if the item you receive does not meet your expectations from the item description. Refunds do not include shipping.
Variations in color are a natural part of the handpainting/hand dyed process, and should be expected. Your monitor colors may vary from the actual color of the fiber or yarn.
I often have washed raw and fibers which are not listed in the shop. Feel free to send me a message, if there is something special you would like, I just might have it!