One of a Kind
The pattern is an original design that I created just for this shrug so it is truely a One of a Kind (OAK) garment.
Please note the unique and original closure at center front. A very special little sweater that would make a wonderful heirloom quality gift.
I spun the yarn from raw Angora Rabbit fiber which I blended with silk then handspun 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 resulting yarn is stunning in its softness with a very slight halo which will develop over time with more washing and wear. The silk component will not only add warmth and shine but it will make this angora garment even more durable and long lasting.
- The sweater will fit a baby or toddler of approximately 6-12 months.
- It measures 26 inches from cuff to cuff and 15 inches in length while extended (13 with collar turned down).
- weight is feather light at only 3.2 ounces
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.
A natural protein fiber, Silk is an all weather fiber, warm and cosy in winter and comfortably cool is spring and even summer. Because it is so fine silk can be worn as a second layer adding much warmth without the bulk or most other fabrics.
Silk is highly absorbent, able to absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. It is fine, durable and light comprised of very long lustrous fibers, giving it the notable shine and ultra smooth surface that has become known to us as silky.
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.