A View from Sierra County

Small town life and politics, lots of knitting, and travels with and without my five burros

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I blog about rural living and social issues, and the creativity that comes from knitting, as well as post random pictures of the Sierras and my burros. "In order to be an artist, one must be deeply rooted in the society" - Simone de Beauvoir


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Monday, October 03, 2005

Product Review: Elsebeth Lavold Angora

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Yarn name: Angora
Weight: Worsted weight
Manufacture:Elsebeth Lavold
Size: 50 gram skein/91 yards
Fibers: 60% angora/20% wool/20% nylon
MSRP: $6.98 per skein

This yarn is simply luscious, and has a great hand when knitting it too... doesn't slip, slides softly through your hands, comes in intense colors, and is even currently on SALE at Elann. The only drawback to that statement is that Elann is only offering four colors, none of which are the ones shown in the photos below. That said, the angora blend is still less expensive at the full retail price of $9.95 than other angora options. As most true fiberholics already know, angora comes from the angora rabbit. What you may not know is that it is an extremely warm fiber, and has a different structure than wool, lying flat without the scales that create the crinkly loft in many wool yarns. This works to advantage in producing a smooth surface, even with the fluffy angora hairs that pop up. The sale angora at Elann would make a fantastic shawl or stole or scarf... there aren't many skeins left, so don't tell anybody :)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lynette said...

Thanks for the review. Angora is tempting but the weather is so warm in Sacramento that I'm afraid an angora garment would just sit in my closet. Sometimes I really wish I lived somewhere cold.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Colette said...

What is the bootee pattern you are knitting? It looks quick yet very functional.

7:56 AM  

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