Mohair Blends 4-ply from Blacker Yarns
Mohair Blends 4-ply
Blacker Yarns
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
190 yards
(174 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
28.0 sts
= 4 inches
34% Wool - Hebridean
33% Wool - Manx Loaghtan
33% Goat - Mohair
plied, fluffy

Adding mohair to a yarn enhances the effect of dyes, while increasing both durability and softness. Mohair is often referred to as nature’s nylon, so this yarn can be used for socks.

We did make this yarn for general purposes, not just socks, so especially the paler and browner shades, which us Manx wool, will be less hard wearing than the darker Hebridean blend. For socks, please therefore ensure good reinforcement techniques on the heels to avoid disappointment. There is always a compromise between the handle people like and the hard wear wanted - so these are not suitable for hiking socks, which would be better in one of our rare breed yarns.

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. 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.

popular colorways

Barripper

28 stashed

24 projects

Blisland

19 stashed

16 projects

Blisland

3 stashed

7 projects

Brown Grey

9 stashed

22 projects

Ladock Woods

18 stashed

17 projects

Ladock Woods

4 stashed

11 projects

Lamorna

28 stashed

19 projects

Lantic Bay

17 stashed

19 projects

Lantic Bay

3 stashed

7 projects

Metherell

26 stashed

19 projects

Metherell

5 stashed

5 projects

Midnight Blue

10 stashed

17 projects

Olive

10 stashed

19 projects

Port Mellon

13 stashed

16 projects

Portmellon

15 stashed

12 projects

Purple

13 stashed

25 projects

Roseworthy

18 stashed

24 projects

Tregadillett

13 stashed

13 projects

Tregadillett

3 stashed

4 projects

Trenarren

30 stashed

34 projects

Trenarren

3 stashed

4 projects