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100% MINK and Natural Blends

The Mink
© Canadian Museum of Nature, American Mink

Mink hairs are rather short, but very thick and soft. Mink change their fleece about 3 times per year. For cutting the fleece, farmers handle the mink with gloves, cut the fibre by hand and then sell the fibre to combing mill. The mink fibre is cut and combed from live animals, like angora from rabbits or cashmere from goats. No animals are hurt during the production of the yarn - the mink hair is hand stripped off the animal and then spun into the yarn. For the animal, it probably feels like brushing (similar to regular brushing for cats) or a gentle massage.

Yarns made of mink hair are beautiful, extremely soft, and very delicate - mink fiber must be spun with another, stronger fiber such as wool or silk, or, if it is 100% Mink - we would suggest to combine the mink with another yarn to obtain enough strength in the finished project.

The natural wild colour of mink's fur is a glossy dark brown. Commercial farming selectively bred much paler colours, and mink furs come in many other natural colours, such as Black, Mahogany, Pastel, Demi Buff, Aleutian (Iris), Sapphire and White. Mink are aggressive animals and must be handled with care. They bite readily and are handled with thick leather mitts. Wild mink spend up to 80% of their time in their dens, sleeping, grooming and eating food they have carried home. Reference: The Canadian Encyclopedia.com

 

Pure Mink, Lotus
Mimi, Lotus
  Mink-Cashmere Handspun
Mink Handspun, Lotus
  Minka, Lotus
Miya, Makalu


Pure Mink [100% Pure Mink]
  NATURAL
PURE MINK by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Pure Mink Undyed
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 32 sts / 40 rows
NEEDLES: 3.25 - 3.5 mm (US No. 3-4)
LENGTH: approx. 600 m / 656 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in China

MIMI [100% Pure Mink]
  NATURAL
MIMI by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Pure Mink
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 32 sts / 40 rows
NEEDLES: 3.25 - 3.5 mm (US No. 3-4)
LENGTH: approx. 300 m / 328 yds
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

MINKA [70% Mink, 20% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk]
  NATURAL
MINKA by Makalu
FIBRE: 70% Mink, 20% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 32 sts / 40 rows
NEEDLES: 2.75 - 3.5 mm (US No. 2-4)
LENGTH: approx. 190 m / 210 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

MIYA [70% Mink, 20% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk]
  NATURAL
MIYA by Lotus
FIBRE: 70% Mink, 20% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 32 sts / 40 rows
NEEDLES: 3.25 - 3.5 mm (US No. 3-4)
LENGTH: approx. 190 m / 210 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

 

 

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