Call +44 (0)1566 777 635

Mohair Blends

Mohair Blends

Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both softness and durability.  Mohair is often referred to as nature's nylon, so this yarn can be used for all-natural socks, but it is also well suited to making garments and other accessories.  As we compromise between soft handle and durability and this is a general purpose yarn, not solely for socks, please ensure you reinforce heels and toes of socks and contact us if you have any questions.

We have chosen Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan wool for our blends to make the most of the contrast of the natural fleece colours 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 Loaghtan 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, paler and more varied shade.  Both these natural shades take dye less vividly than the Mohair, lending our finished Mohair Blend yarns a rich depth and lustre. 

We’ve named the shades of our Mohair Blend yarns after some of our favourite hiking locations in Cornwall. 

3 Item(s)

per page

  • Morwenstowe Socks

    The Morwenstowe Socks are a pair of two-colour socks featuring a lace and cable design, with instructions in three sizes.

    These socks are worked from the top down with a heel flap construction. The lace and cable motif is mirrored on each sock, so you will end up with a symmetrical pair. Designed with a princess sole - the purl stitch fabric is on the outside – these socks can be worn by even the most sensitive feet. Both the foot and leg length are adjustable, so we recommend periodically trying on these socks as you go, to ensure the best fit. This pattern assumes you’re familiar with sock construction.

    Sock Foot Circumference: 
    18 (20.5, 23) cm / 7 (8, 9) inches

    Height from sole to cuff: 
    20.5 cm / 8 inches (adjustable)

    Foot length is adjustable

    Sock should be worn with 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease to ensure a good fit

    Learn More
  • Bowmont Jumper

    The Bowmont Jumper is constructed sideways from cuff to cuff, then picked up and knitted in the round from yoke to hem. Designed for a close fit in the sleeves and generous fit around the bust, this unusual drop-shoulder jumper is a challenging knit with a flattering and easy-to-wear result.

    Upper Arm Circumference: 
    25.5 (28, 31, 33, 36, 38) cm / 
    11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16.5) inches

    Sleeve length: 46 cm / 18 inches, all sizes

    Bust Circumference: 
    96.5 (107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm / 
    38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches

    Further measurements are given on the Schematics


    Learn More
  • Mohair Blends 4-ply

    Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both durability and softness.  It is well suited to making garments and other accessories. We have chosen Hebridean and Manx wool for our blends to make the most of the contrast with the silky white mohair. Learn More

3 Item(s)

per page