CERINTHE Hand Dyed Mohair/Silk Yarn
What does Cerinthe mean? It's the Latin name for one of Wooly's new favorite flowers, Honeywort. What is Honeywort? Well, it has flowers with the same pinky/purpley color as this yarn. And it's called Honeywort because bees love it! But Honeywort isn't a very sexy name; Latin makes anything sound better.
This is a new scrumptious yarn that Wooly just had to add to her yarn repertoire; it's 70% Kid Mohair and 30% Mulberry Silk. Fuzzy, soft, silky and it dyes beautifully! You will enjoy working with this yarn; a delight for your eyes and to the touch.
These are 50 gm (1.75 oz.) hanks with 437 yards each; definitely lace weight. This would make a lovely wedding ring scarf! Or it can be doubled with a solid yarn dyed a coordinating color(s) to make a fuzzy sweater, mittens, socks...or do what Wooly does, pick up a skein and pet it like a colorful kitten!
Kid mohair is a prime fiber for yarn. Why? It comes from young Angora goats and only from the first time the animal has been sheared. Each shearing after that results in just plain ole' mohair. Kid mohair tends to be finer & softer than fiber from older animals.
The process of making silk yarn is a long & laborious process. Silk adds shine & softness to any yarn; combine the two and you get heavenly yarn...to work with and to wear.
Mohair & silk have a luster & shine that creates a beautiful yarn and both will dye well. Mohair is a durable fiber; it only looks delicate.