I spun the yarn from raw Angora Rabbit fiber on my Louet S45 in a relatively fine thread then put 2 together for a nice balanced 2 ply yarn with plenty of integrety and balance but lots of beautiful handspun character. The yarn was then washed and very carefully dyed a lovely Indigo colour in a pot right here in my home studio. The resulting yarn is stunning in its softness with a very slight halo which will develop over time with more washing and wear.
- The sweater will fit a baby or toddler of approximately 6-12 months.
- It measures 21 inches around and 11 inches in length.
- weighs 144 grams or 5.1 ounces
One of a Kind
There is no pattern for this sweater as it was designed especially for this unique garment. The handspun and hand dyed yarn is showcased by the simple, but very comfortable and classic lines of the cardigan. The stitch pattern is also a simple one, a combination of knit and purl stitches that will highlight the lovely texture and halo of the handspun yarn.
is the hair of the Angora rabbit. It’s main distinguishing feature is its fluffy surface texture and its ultra soft touch but did you know that it is also one of the warmest natural fibers? It is said to be 7 times warmer, even, than wool and has been known to be prescribed by doctors in Europe for pain relief. It is so comfortable and a valuable insulator! The angora fibers, with their halo, trap warm air against the body and increase the blood flow to the part of the body wrapped in the angora.
The fiber is harvested by combing the rabbit when the bunny molts and the fiber is shed naturally.
Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
You will receive a handmade tag attached to your gift with all of the details regarding the fibers and how it was made as well as full care instructions.