Mourne Alpaca Mohair Blends
£11.00 – £12.00
With the alpaca herd and the angora flock all excellent neighbours, we have taken the friendship right through to the processing stage with all the gorgeous fleeces we are lucky to get every year from all our pedigree boys and girls. These 50-50 blends of fibres have created some luxurious and incredibly soft silky yarns, suitable for so many contemporary and traditional patterns.
Unique to Mourne Alpacas & Mourne Angoras, these blends are natural, soft and luxurious combinations of alpaca and mohair fibre, blending natural alpaca and mohair together with hand dyed alpaca and mohair fleece, we have some fabulous and contemporary colours available.
ALL MOURNE ALPACA AND MOHAIR YARNS ARE FREE POSTAGE IN UK AND IRELAND!
Our hand dyed shades for this season include:
“Peacock” a blend of turquoise, bright blue, purple, and golden green
“Cherry blossom” a blend of white, cream, rose pink and petal pink
“Amethyst” a blend of purple, violet, rose pink and silver
“Moonstone” – a blend of bright blue, pale blue, pale violet and white
“Mallard” – a blend of leaf green, turquoise, and golden green
Our yarn is supplied with a very light mineral oil coating, which helps to protect the delicate fibres during processing and reduces static. This is easily removed by washing the finished garment. For best results, gently hand wash in warm water (about 30°c) using a wool detergent, and rinse in warm water. The key to preventing felting is to avoid any rapid changes in temperature, or too much movement of the garment in the water. After washing, roll inside a large towel and gently squeeze (don’t wring); or machine spin inside a pillow case and allow to dry flat. Never tumble dry!
Guidelines on knitting tensions:
Aran: c. 18 stitches and 20 rows to 10cm on 5.5 mm needles DK: c. 22 stitches and 26 rows to 10cm on 4 mm needles 4 ply: c. 28 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm on 3.25 mm needles
Mourne AMETHYST, Mourne CHERRY BLOSSOM, Mourne FAWN FOLLIE, Mourne MALLARD, Mourne MOONSTONE, Mourne PEACOCK, Mourne WARM WHITE BLENDS