Thursday, October 28, 2010

Avillion Farm Sock Yarn

This is a new yarn for 2010. This 3-ply yarn is 80% soft wool and 20% strong, shiny mohair contributed by the Shetland sheep and Angora goats here at Avillion Farm. I have had quite a good time dyeing it (left), but have left some in the natural state (right). The idea behind using a 3-ply was to give the finished yarn added roundness, strength and comfort.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Wool/Angora Blend Yarns

This year I've had 3 new runs of 80% wool/20% angora yarn spun up at Stonehedge Fiber Mill. These are all two-ply, approximately fingering weight yarn put up in 250 yard skeins. They are oh so soft and bloom beautifully (halo) as they are knitted up. The white is shetland wool blended with German angora, the dark gray is shetland wool with black German crossbred angora rabbit, and the blue-gray (my personal favorite) is Jacob wool blended with blue and lilac German crossbred angora rabbit. These yarns will soon be posted on the website and I'll have them with me at SAFF this year.