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Yarn Blank - 72% Superkid Mohair & 28% Silk - Lace


72% Superkid Mohair and 28% Silk - The softness of mohair is the main determining factor of its quality. Superkid mohair is from the first shearing and these are the softest and finest fibres the mohair goats will ever produce. The second shearing is usually called kid mohair and is still of fine quality, but is not as soft as superkid mohair. Mohair has about twice the thermal properties of wool and provides real warmth and comfort for the wearer. Two strands of mulberry silk hold the mohair fibres in place to add radiance and strength. Gentle enough for next to skin wear.

This is a super light and airy yarn and can be worked at many different gauges. It produces gossamer-like items when large needles or hooks are used and soft, fluffy items at tighter gauges. It can also be carried with another yarn to add a delicate haze and to produce a surprisingly warm fabric.

Superkid mohair has a natural pearly lustre and dyes beautifully. It is a protein fibre so can be dyed in similar ways to wool. When dyeing this brushed yarn, do not boil and minimize movement to reduce matting. When dry, fluff up the hank to restore fuzziness, if required.

Colour: White (Undyed) 

Lace  — Weight / Length: Approx. 50g / 420m (460yd)

Needle Size: 3 - 4mm (US 2 - 6) 

Gauge: 32 sts x 40 rows / 4” on 3.25mm needles (US 3) 

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