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« on: January 08, 2010 10:49:33 AM »

I'm an annoying purist, so yarn blends really bother me for some reason. Does anyone know of good, superfine to fine 100% mohair yarn that is available in many colors? I'm looking to work up a striped sweater vest with black as one of the colors, and I'd make many vests with different colors for the second color.

I think there's a misconception of 100% mohair yarn being too fragile, so it is often blended with other fibers for strength. I found this blog entry about pure mohair yarn where the person said that the yarn that she used was very durable. Included in the entry is a link to a brand of pure mohair yarn. Unfortunately, it doesn't come in many colors.

I found this yarn. It seems good, but it's not available in black. Also, it's labeled as "boucle", of which I'm a bit wary. When I think of "boucle", I think of that crazy, thick yarn that would look horrid knitted throughtout an entire piece. But isn't all mohair (be it pure or blended) boucle anyways? The ones I've seen in stores aren't labeled as boucle, but they do look the part. I guess I don't notice since mohair is often thin, so its boucle characteristic isn't as ugly as its thick counterpart.

Another yarn that I found.There's also this, but it's so thick and doesn't come in a variety of colors. What an ugly word, "slubby".
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 01:04:30 AM »

Are you a member of Ravelry? If so here's a whole bunch:

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/search?query=mohair#r=&query=mohair&sort=best&view=thumblist&add_id=80&add=mohair&apply=1&history=1

If not - It looks like most of it comes from small yarn businesses. Like Wagtail Yarns and Be Sweet. Maybe try etsy?
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010 10:54:26 AM »

your link helps a lot. thanks
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 08:08:49 PM »

cinnamon teal, I'm not a Ravelry member, so I cannot check out that link. I will, though, check out those yarn brands that you mentioned.

I have tried etsy, but I get mostly blended yarns where mohair is the least percentage used.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010 09:48:43 PM »

I finally found some 100 percent mohair yarn! http://www.wagtailyarns.com.au/store/items.php?CA=1&UID=2010071914141968.217.122.192&cat=Yarns

But holey socks, is it expensive! The colors are lovely, but I'm disappointed that there is no white color for the Kid Mohair Yarn. I haven't checked the other yarn that they offer to see if there is white, but frankly that is the only yarn of theirs that I'm interested in. The other yarn is a mix of wool, and the other 100 percent mohair yarn is laceweight.

EDIT: Okay, I've checked their other yarns, and those don't have white either. The closest color that is available is "natural," which looks and sounds to me to be more of a cream color.
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