Oh so yummy, this premium 1st quality wool is taken from the back and upper sides of the angora rabbit. Angora is known for its silky soft texture, thin fibers, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). Yarnundyed has developed a 100% worsted long staple yarn to overcome excessive pilling and weakness while providing a stronger, more uniform, sleek and unbelievably soft yarn. Whether you are a dyer, knitter or fiber artist this angora is a absolute treat to the senses.
Yardage: 100m/109 Yards per 100gm/ 1.75 oz hank Total 5 hanks
More about Angora & Cashmere: Yarnundyed worsted spun Angora types follow the same idea and process route as our Cashmere type. We have used longer staple fibre, the vast majority (99%) of Angora and Cashmere sold is short staple having a fibre length of around 35/40mm at best. By special purchase and selection we have used fibre that is around 50mm in average fibre length in top silver form. A combed top is the basis of worsted spinning and the combing process involved removes short fibre and combs the fibres so that they lie parallel to each other. The yarn produced thus locking in the fibres significantly reducing fibre loss through pilling and producing a softer, leaner and most of all stronger yarn. Traditional Woollen spun yarns are made from the shorter fibres are more prone to pilling as they are merely carded (rather than carded and then combed) and are much weaker. Given that the vast majority of our customers are hand dyers we have designed these yarns to be sturdy and yet super soft with a better fitness for purpose.