Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both durability and softness. We have chosen Hebridean and Manx wool for our blends to make the most of the contrast with the silky white mohair.
The hardy Hebridean sheep have very dark brown, almost black, fleeces that gradually grey with age, so the wool is bitter chocolate in colour with occasional silvery hints.
The Manx Loagthan is a particularly striking sheep, some having up to six horns. Their fleeces are mid to dark brown but bleach to cream at the tips in the sun, so the colour can range from a full brown to a softer, deeper and more varied shade.
Mohair is often refered to as nature's nylon, so the 4-ply version of this yarn is particularly well suited to making socks.
Mohair picks up dyes beautifully so the dyed shades of our mohair blends have an amazing depth and lustre.
The wool in these blends is of medium thickness, so suitable for outer wear or next to less sensitive skins.