Mohair is an all-season fashion fiber: in lightweight airy structures that breathe with the body for summer days, and in wonderfully warm knits for cold weather. Colinton Australia’s unbrushed mohair imparts a unique signature in your completed garment. Mohair is a naturally soft protein fiber which is enhanced by current expertise and modern processing methods.
Colinton Australia offers a variety of yarn bases which include our lightest in an ultrafine lace to our heaviest being a light fingering weight.
Extremely fine and unusually soft! This yarn has the least amount of halo of all of our yarns. It has enough strength and structure to provide confidence while knitting this Ultrafine lace weight; it will conform to washing and blocking, softening to set off your most detailed lacework! This is custom made from the first and sometimes second shearing (6 months/12 months old angora kids) and it is rarely utilized in knitting yarns. With our background in primary production we wanted to introduce knitters to the best available. This is it! This is grown from the youngest Angora goats producing the finest of micron levels (20-25 micron).
This is our MOST POPULAR hand knitting yarn. It has been described as ‘like butter’; yet it has the substance and strength to hold stitches. The tightness of spin combined with the relaxed angle of ply creates a luxurious drape to your knitting. It has slightly more halo than the ultrafine lace, but still very flat and reflective. The reflective quality comes from the fact that mohair has similar qualities to human hair; i.e., a cuticle layer, which lays flat. This yarn is very different to the ultrafine lace and is custom made from the second, third and sometimes (in very fine genetics) the fourth shearing of angora goats (generally 12 month and 18 month old kids). This is the most commonly used fiber in mohair knitting yarns where you see the terminology ‘Kid’. These animals are too young generally to be mothers, which degrades micron levels. Adolescent angora goats, producing both volume and fine micron levels (25-29 micron).
We have combined a new and more genetically refined Young Goat Mohair fiber with silk, resulting in a slightly less dense knitted result. The fiber is extremely soft, providing nearly the same look and relaxed ply angle of our Pure Lace.
We often see a puzzled look from admirers of this yarn! No one has ever heard of ‘Young Goat’. What is that? ‘Young goat’ is a classing term. It is also know as ‘Fine Mohair’ in the USA. Seems confusing, we agree! However we are talking about the same fibre. Young Goat mohair is grown from Angora goats approaching the age where they become mothers. It is a farmer’s most valuable asset in the production of fine quality mohair and their offspring (29-32 micron).
This is a fingering weight hand knitting yarn which utilizes the fiber from young adult angora goats. Generally, the age where they start to become mothers.
It is still extremely soft, but you’ll see more halo and slightly more shedding. Still – not your traditional mohair, not scratchy, not a big ball of fluff on a nylon core. It is flat and reflective. It satisfies those who like to work in heavier weighted yarns, with a more dense and warmer result. It has a luxurious, satiny quality.