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HANDSPUN, ARTISANAL, and Artisan-Style Yarns

There is nothing like knitting with handspun. "Handspun is exciting, oozing with life and emanating an energy all its own. A handspun skein is beautiful to look at and feel...whether coarse, soft, robust, or delicate." - Jeannine Bakriges, " Spinning Around: Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics".

Did you know? Healthy wool has a sound. Holding each end of a small strand with your thumbs and pointer fingers, flick a taut strand across the midsection with your pinky finger and listen: Healthy wool will "ping". Reference: Jeannine Bakriges, " Spinning Around: Spinning, Dyeing & Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Classics".

 

Handspun

100% Pure Angora Rabbit Wool
  NATURAL
ANGORA by Malabrigo
FIBRE: 100% Pure Angora Rabbit Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted /Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts / 28 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 7-8)
LENGTH: 45 m / 50 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 45-55 g
* hand wash | made in Uruguay

100% Pure Angora Wool Handspun
  NATURAL
ANGORA HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Pure Dehaired Angora
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 26 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 116 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

100% Baby Camel Hand Spun
  NATURAL
BABY CAMEL HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Baby Camelhair Handspun
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 26 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 121 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

CASHMERE HANDSPUN [100% Handspun Cashmere]
  NATURAL
CASHMERE HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Mongolian Cashmere Handspun
YARN WEIGHT: Double Knit / Light Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts/ 28 rows
NEEDLES: 3.75 - 4 mm (US No.5-6)
LENGTH: 110 m / 120.3 yrd
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

Mink-Cashmmere Handspun
  NATURAL
MINK-CASHMERE HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 50% Pure Mink, 50% Mongolian Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted / Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 24 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 8)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 120.2 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

MINK HANDSPUN [100% Pure Mink Undyed]
  NATURAL
MINK HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Pure Mink Undyed
YARN WEIGHT: Aran / Light Chunky
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 24 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 120.3 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

TIBETAN YAK HANDSPUN [100% Handspun Tibetan Yak]
  NATURAL
TIBETAN YAK HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE:100% Handspun Tibetan Yak Down
YARN WEIGHT: Light Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts / 28 rows
NEEDLES: 4 - 4.5 mm (US No. 6-7)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 120.3 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

Artisanal

100% Pure Angora Rabbit Wool
  NATURAL
ANGORA by Malabrigo
FIBRE: 100% Pure Angora Rabbit Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted /Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts / 28 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 7-8)
LENGTH: 45 m / 50 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 45-55 g
* hand wash | made in Uruguay

Manos Artesanas Dancing con Lurex
  NATURAL
DANCING CON LUREX by Manos Artesanas
FIBRE: 75% Mohair, 24% Wool, 1% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Polar
TENSION: 10x10 (4"): 8 sts / 10 rows
NEEDLES: 12 mm (US No. 17)
LENGTH: approx. 56 m / 62 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 135 g
* hand wash | made in Argentina

Manos Artesanas Dancing Queen
  NATURAL
DANCING QUEEN by Manos Artesanas
FIBRE: 75% Mohair, 25% Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Polar
TENSION: 10x10 (4"): 8 sts / 10 rows
NEEDLES: 12 mm (US No. 17)
LENGTH: approx. 50 m / 56 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 150 g
* hand wash | made in Argentina

Peace Fleece yarns: Worsted wool, tweed
  NATURAL
WORSTED by Peace Fleece
FIBRE: 75% Rambouillet Wool, 25% Mohair
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 20 rows
NEEDLES: 4.25 - 4.5 mm (US No.7)
LENGTH: approx. 179 m / 198 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 115g (4oz)
* hand wash | made in U.S.A.

Yorkshire Sheep Wool
  NATURAL
TITUS by Baa Ram Ewe
FIBRE: 50% Wensleydale Longwool, 20% Bluefaced Leicester, 30% UK Alpaca
YARN WEIGHT: Sport 4 ply
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): n/a
NEEDLES: 3.25 - 3.5 mm (US No. 3-4)
LENGTH: 320m / 350yds
HANK WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in U.K.

Artisan-Effect

Katia Evita Merino
  NATURAL
EVITA MERINO by Katia
FIBRE: 70% Virgin Merino Wool, 30% Synthetic Fur
YARN WEIGHT: Bulky or Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): n/a
NEEDLES: 8 mm (US No. 12-13)
LENGTH: 60 m / 68 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 100 gr
* hand wash | made in Spain

Araucania Lontue
  NATURAL
LONTUÉ by Araucania
FIBRE: 50% Linen, 50% Cotton
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 26 rows
NEEDLES: recommended 4 mm (US No. 6)
LENGTH: 228.4 m / 249.8 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50 g
* hand wash | made in Chile

Noro Yzuen
  NATURAL
YUZEN by Noro
FIBRE: 56% Wool, 34% Silk, 10% Kid Mohair
YARN WEIGHT: Double Knit
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts / 26 rows
NEEDLES: 4 -4.25 mm (US No. 6)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 121 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in Japan

 

 

 

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