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100% MOHAIR (Angora Goat), Superkid and Kid Mohair
100% GOAT Fleece Yarn: Pridonskaya, Cashgora
Artisanal, Classic and Luxurious Blends with Mohair

Angora Goats in Camdeboo, South Africa
Angora Goats in Camdeboo, South Africa. Photo © Noro The World of Nature, Vol. 26.

The word "mohair" was adopted into English before 1570 from the Arabic "mukhayar", a type of haircloth, literally "choice", and stated to mean "select choice", "silky goat-skin cloth" or "hair cloth". - Reference: Wikipedia. Angora goats are one of the oldest animals known to man. In 1853 mohair spinning began in England. Angora goats arrived in the USA around 1849. Now, their native lands are South Africa, Western Asia, Turkey, and neighbouring countries. Mohair should not be confused with the fur from the angora rabbit, which is called angora.

Mohair, a product of Angora goats, is a long, slick fiber that is difficult to spin because of its smoothness. For centuries, mohair has been regarded as one of the most luxurious and best quality fibres. The Angora goat’s fibre grow continuously and do not moult. "Mohair is characterised by excellent lustre, durability, elasticity, resilience, resistance to soiling, soil shedding, setting, strength, abrasion resistance, draping, moisture and perspiration absorption and release, insulation, comfort and pleasing handle, and by low flammability, felting and pilling. Its good insulation makes mohair fabrics light-weight and warm in winter and comfortably cool in summer, which is also a function of the fabric and garment construction." - Reference: Robert R. Franck "Silk, Mohair, Cashmere, and Otehr Luxury Fibers". The grades of mohair vary in different countries. In general, the best quality mohair is produced from the fleece of kid goats under six months old.

As it is known, mohair (as well as camel hair) is the world's strongest natural fiber - it is 2.5 times stronger than wool. It can be used in production of linings, pile fabrics, suitings, upholstery fabrics, braids, dress materials, hats, and sweaters. It is also a popular material to make teddy bears. Some mohairs have cotton warp and mohair filling. This is called brilliantine (fake mohair).

Today, most North American mohair fiber comes from Texas, where the majority of Angora goats are raised. Mohair yarn is mostly produced in fine brushed and looped varieties. South Africa is the world's home of the mohair industry, where you can visit International mohair summits and have an opportunity to be invited to the International mohair trade shows, National flock & fleece competitions, National ram breeders championships, and other world-class entertainments. Mohair is also produced in Turkey, Argentina, Lesotho, Australia, and New Zealand.


new item
Supreme qulity and farm-sourced Cashgora and Pridonskaya fleece yarns are expected in Aug-Sep.

KID SILK WRAP, Free Pattern Kid Silk Wrap © Austermann. Download *pdf; »   KID SILK JACKET, Free Pattern Wrap-Around © Austermann. Download *pdf; »   KID SILK SHAWL, Free Pattern Kid Silk Shawl © Austermann. Download *pdf; »   KID SILK SCARF, Free Pattern Kid Silk Scarf © Austermann. Download *pdf; »   KID SILK Jacket, Free Pattern Kid Silk Jacket © Austermann. Download *pdf; »

Babykid, Lana Grossa
Cashgora new item
Chiara, Lana Grossa
Dancing con Lurex, Manos Artesanas
Dancing Queen, Manos Artesanas
Kidluxe, Estelle
  Mohair Luxe, Lang
Mohair Luxe Lamé , Lang
Park Avenue, Katia
Party Angel, Debbie Bliss
Pridonskaya new item
If you are mohair sensitive:
Alpaca Superlight »
Halo »

Superkid Mohair

Lang Mohair Luxe
  NATURAL
MOHAIR LUXE by Lang
FIBRE: 77% Superkid Mohair, 23% Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering or Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts / 36 rows
NEEDLES: 3 - 3.5 mm (US No.2-4)
LENGTH: approx. 175 m / 189 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 25g
* hand wash | made in Italy

Lang Mohair Luxe Lame
  NATURAL
MOHAIR LUXE LAMÉ by Lang
FIBRE: 73% Superkid Mohair, 18% Silk, 9% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Lace
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts / 36 rows
NEEDLES: 3 - 3.5 mm (US No.2-4)
LENGTH: approx. 175 m / 189 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 25g
* hand wash | made in Italy

Debbie Bliss Party Angel
  NATURAL
PARTY ANGEL by Debbie Bliss
FIBRE: 72% Superkid Mohair, 24% Silk, 4% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering or Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18-24 sts / 23-34 rows
NEEDLES: 2.75 - 5 mm (US No. 3-8)
LENGTH: approx. 200 m / 218 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 25g
* hand wash | made in Romania

Babykid Lana Grossa
  BABYKID by Lana Grossa
FIBRE: 60% Superkid Mohair, 40% Microfiber
YARN WEIGHT: Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 19 sts / 27 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 200 m / 219 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in Italy

Lana Grossa Chiara
  NATURAL
CHIARA by Lana Grossa
FIBRE: 20% Superkid Mohair, 70% Rayon, 10% Lurex
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 25 sts / 30 rows
NEEDLES: recommended 4 - 4.5 mm (US No.6-7)
LENGTH: approx. 190 m / 212 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* machine wash | made in Italy


Artisanal

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
BALL 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
BALL WEIGHT: 150 g
* hand wash | made in Argentina


Kid Mohair

Kidluxe
  KIDLUXE by Estelle
FIBRE: 78% Kid Mohair, 13% Wool, 9% Nylon
YARN WEIGHT: Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16 sts / 22 rows
NEEDLES: 5 - 5.5 mm (US No.8-9)
LENGTH: approx. 200 m / 218 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in South Africa

Katia Park Avenue
  PARK AVENUE by Katia
FIBRE: 28% Kid Mohair, 37% Acrylic, 35% Polyamide
YARN WEIGHT: Fancy
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): n/a
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm (US No. 7)
LENGTH: 12.5 m / 17 yards
SKEIN WEIGHT: 75 gr
* hand wash | made in Spain

 

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