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French Angora

The Angora rabbit was specially bred by the French nobility for many centuries solely for its fine and soft hair. Angora is one of the lightest, loftiest and warmest natural fibres. This superb 100% pure Angora yarn from Spain is made exclusively from French Angora rabbits, and knits and weaves wonderfully, and blooms beautifully when washed.

Knitted Angora
100% French Angora

        Approx. 54 yards per 10gm skein (2400 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     18
      Weaving: Plain 10 epi, Twill 12 epi
      Knitting: On 3.00mm needles (US 4), 27sts/34rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash by hand using detergent, never soap,
                      and a little white vinegar. Rinse thoroughly, with
                      white vinegar in at least the last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

     Price: $US 7.85 ($C 8.00) per 10gm skein

Angora - Snow White 01
01 - Snow White

Angora - Natural 03
03 - Natural

Angora - Black 02
02 - Black

Angora - Cardinal 04
04 - Cardinal

Angora - Baby Pink 08
08 - Baby Pink

Angora - Baby Blue 09
09 - Baby Blue


Royal Alpaca

Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca is a 100% Alpaca worsted weight yarn from Bolivia. The fibres have been completely de-haired and are very fine, between 19.0 to 19.5 microns, making the yarn extremely soft, warm and luxurious.

The colours I stock below are all natural, unbleached and undyed. (I can supply the full dyed colour range, which can be seen by clicking here, on special order.)

        Approx. 220 yards per 100gm ball (2760 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     16
      Weaving: Plain 8 epi, Twill 10 - 12 epi
      Knitting: On 4 - 5mm needles, 20sts over 4 inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap, and a little white vinegar. Rinse
                      thoroughly, with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 16.20 ($C 16.50) per 100gm skein

402 Andean Coal
402 Andean Coal

18 Silver Grey
18 - Silver Grey

37 Bone
37 - Bone

20 Khaki
20 - Khaki

158 Cocoa
158 - Cocoa

22 Chocolate
22 - Chocolate


Natural Mongolian Cashmere

Cashmere is warm, soft and exquisitely luxurious. This 100% pure Cashmere yarn, undyed and unbleached, from the Altashan Highlands region of Mongolia, is wonderful for both knitting and weaving, as both warp and weft.

Knitted Cashmere
2-ply and 4-ply Natural Cashmere

           2-ply
           Approx. 400 yards per 55gm skein (3200 yards/lb)
         Weaving: Plain 14 - 16 epi, Twill 20 epi
         Knitting: Fingering: US1-3(2.25mm-3.25mm)

           4-ply
           Approx. 200 yards per 55gm skein (1600 yards/lb)
         Weaving: Plain 10 - 12 epi, Twill 14 epi
         Knitting: DK: US3-5(3.25mm-3.75mm)

         Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                         not soap, and a little white vinegar. Rinse
                         thoroughly, with white vinegar in last rinse.
                         Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                         flat to dry.

         Price: $US 24.45 ($C 24.95) per 55gm skein

Knitted Cashmere 2-ply
Knitted Cashmere 2-ply


Natural Mongolian Cashmere / Silk

This yarn is a wonderful combination of 55% Mulberry Silk and 45% Mongolian Cashmere. It is undyed and unbleached and exceptionally soft yet silky in appearence.

Cashmere / Silk 2-ply
Cashmere Silk 2-ply

           2-ply
           Approx. 400 yards per 55gm skein (3200 yards/lb)
         Weaving: Plain 14 - 16 epi, Twill 20 epi
         Knitting: Fingering: US1-3(2.25mm-3.25mm)

         Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                         not soap, and a little white vinegar. Rinse
                         thoroughly, with white vinegar in last rinse.
                         Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                         flat to dry.

         Price: $US 19.55 ($C 19.95) per 55gm skein


Miya

Miya is a mix of 70% Combed Mink, 20% Merino wool and 10% Mulberry silk and is suitable for both knitting and weaving, as both warp and weft. Like Angora fibre, the mink fibre is combed gently from the mink: no animals are harmed. The combing is carried out annually to produce the best fibre. When woven or knit, it produces a wonderfully soft, warm and silky fabric.

        Approx. 300 yards per 50gm ball (2760 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     28
      Weaving: Plain 14 epi, Twill 18 epi
      Knitting: On 3.25mm needles, 27sts/40rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap, and a little white vinegar. Rinse
                      thoroughly, with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 13.70 ($C 13.95) per 50gm skein

Miya - Spring Garden 01
01 - Spring Garden

Miya - Oregano 02
02 - Oregano

Miya - Deep Olive 03
03 - Deep Olive

Miya - Violet 04
04 - Violet

Miya - Aubergine 05
05 - Aubergine

Miya - Midnight Blue 06
06 - Midnight Blue

Miya - Firebrick 07
07 - Firebrick

Miya - Antique Ruby 08
08 - Antique Ruby

Miya - Bronze 09
09 - Bronze

Miya - Coffee 10
10 - Coffee

Miya - Bisque 11
11 - Bisque

Miya - Light Grey 12
12 - Light Grey

Miya - Silver Grey 13
13 - Silver Grey

Miya - Grey 14
14 - Grey

Miya - Onyx 15
15 - Onyx


Royal Mink

Royal Mink is a blend of 70% Combed Mink and 30% Angora, and is suitable for both knitting and weaving, as both warp and weft. Like Angora fibre, the mink fibre is combed gently from the mink: no animals are harmed. The combing is carried out annually to produce the best fibre. The softness and drape of the combed mink is beautifully complemented by the loftiness of the Angora to make an exquisite yarn.

        Approx. 380 yards per 50gm skein (3480 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     30
      Weaving: Plain 14 - 16 epi, Twill 20 epi
      Knitting: On 3.25mm needles, 28sts/40rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash by hand using detergent, never soap,
                      and a little white vinegar. To raise the nap,
                      washing can be quite vigorous as there is
                      little shrinkage. Rinse thoroughly, with
                      white vinegar in at least the last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 14.75 ($C 14.95) per 50gm skein

Royal Mink - White 1
01 - White

Royal Mink - Silver Grey 7
07 - Silver Grey

Royal Mink - Brown 13
13 - Brown

Royal Mink - Black 14
14 - Black

Royal Mink - Dark Green 12
12 - Dark Green

Royal Mink - Royal Blue 03
03 - Royal Blue

Royal Mink - Scarlet 05
05 - Scarlet

Knitted Royal Mink
Knitted Royal Mink

Woven Royal Mink before wet finishing
Woven Royal Mink before wet finishing

Woven Royal Mink after wet finishing
Woven Royal Mink after wet finishing


Mulberry Silk

This natural silk yarn is spun from the finest silk fibres of the Bombyx mori moth, fed in the traditional way, with Mulberry leaves. It is slightly golden white in colour and available in 3 sizes: 2/5.4, 2/20 and 2/120.

        2/5.4
        Approx. 135 metres per 50gm skein (1335 yards/lb)
      Weaving: Plain 10 epi, Twill 12 epi
      Knitting: Fine

        2/20
        Approx. 500 metres per 50gm skein (4900 yards/lb)
      Weaving: Plain 24-26 epi, Twill 32 epi
      Knitting: -

        2/120
        Approx. 3,000 metres per 50gm skein (29,500 yards/lb)
      Weaving: Plain 60 epi, Twill 80 epi
      Knitting: -

      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap, and a little white vinegar. Rinse
                      thoroughly, with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 9.75 ($C 9.95) per 50gm skein

Mulberry Silk - Natural White
Mulberry Silk - Natural White



Handspun Angora

This exquisite 2-ply yarn of 100% combed Angora fibre is both light and wonderfully warm and soft. It is a pure white in colour and gorgeous to knit with and use as weft in weaving.

        Approx. 110 yards per 50gm skein (1200 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     12 approx.
      Weaving: Weft only
      Knitting: On 4mm (US 6) needles, 20sts/28rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 18.95 ($C 19.30) per 50gm skein

Handspun Angora - Natural White
Handspun Angora - Natural White

Knitted Angora
Knitted Angora


Handspun Baby Camel

This wonderfully soft yarn hand spun from the finest 100% baby camel fibre is beautiful to work with. It is a light golden cream in colour and 2-ply in construction. It is primarily a knitting yarn, but can also be used as weft in weaving.

        Approx. 74 yards per 50gm skein (650 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     12
      Weaving: Weft only: 8-10ppi
      Knitting: On 4mm (US 6) needles, 17sts/28rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 14.95 ($C 15.25) per 50gm skein

Handspun Baby Camel - Natural Cream
Handspun Baby Camel - Natural Cream

Knitted Camel
Knitted Camel


Handspun Mongolian Cashmere

This yarn is hand spun from the finest and softest 100% pure Cashmere fibre and is a joy to handle and work with. It is a 2-ply yarn, sumptuous and silkily soft. It is primarily a knitting yarn, but can also be used as weft in weaving.

        Approx. 95 yards per 50gm skein (990 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     14 approx.
      Weaving: Weft only
      Knitting: On 4mm (US 6) needles, 18sts/32rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 27.95 ($C 28.50) per 50gm skein

Handspun Cashmere - Natural Cream
Handspun Cashmere - Natural Cream

Knitted Cashmere
Knitted Cashmere


Handspun Lamb's Wool

Lamb's wool is beautifully warm and cozy. This undyed and handspun 100% pure Lamb's wool yarn is butter soft, beige in colour and 2-ply in construction. It is wonderful to knit with and can also be used as weft in weaving.

        Approx. 84 yards per 50gm skein (760 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     10
      Weaving: Weft only
      Knitting: On 5.5mm (US 9) needles, 13sts/24rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 8.95 ($C 9.15) per 50gm skein

Handspun Lamb's Wool
Handspun Lamb's Wool - Natural Tan

Knitted Lamb
Knitted Lamb


Handspun Combed Mink

Like Angora fibre, the mink fibre is combed gently from the mink: no animals are harmed. The combing is carried out annually to produce the best fibre. This elegant and soft yarn is hand spun from 100% pure combed mink and is undyed. It combines the softness of cashmere with the warmth of angora. It is primarily a knitting yarn, but can also be used as weft in weaving.

(At the end of summer, the fibre of the Mink's winter coat, darker than the summer coat, is available. Because of the limited supply, it should be pre-ordered at the start of the summer.)

        Approx. 90 yards per 50gm skein (820 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     10
      Weaving: Weft only
      Knitting: On 4.5mm (US 7) needles, 15sts/24rws over 4
                      inches.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 18.40 ($C 18.75) per 50gm skein

Handspun Combed Mink - Natural Tan
Handspun Combed Mink - Natural Tan

Knitted Mink
Knitted Mink

Summer and Winter Mink Colours
Summer (left) and Winter Mink Colours


Handspun Tibetan Yak

This undyed 100% pure Yak yarn is hand spun from the finest Tibetan Yak down fibre. It is beautifully soft and gentle, and deep rich brown in colour. It is primarily a knitting yarn, but can also be used as weft in weaving.

        Approx. 90 yards per 50gm skein (820 yards/lb)
      W.P.I.:     10
      Weaving: Weft only 6 - 8 ppi
      Knitting: On 5.5mm (US 9) needles, 16sts/22rws over 4
                      inches. At this gauge 12" x 12" = ? grams.
      Washing: Wash gently by hand using detergent,
                      not soap. Rinse thoroughly,
                      with white vinegar in last rinse.
                      Remove excess water with a towel and lay
                      flat to dry.

      Price: $US 15.70 ($C 16.00) per 50gm skein

Handspun Yak
Handspun Yak - Natural Dark Tan

Knitted Yak
Knitted Yak