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Onion – Mohair + Nettles + Wool
You like Onion’s yarns? Well, we just received their last creation… And we hope you will like it as much as we do! Indeed, this time, the brand chose to blend nettles fiber, for which they are becoming quite famous, with a mohair and wool blend. So here comes Onion’s Mohair + Nettles + Wool!
You will find in this yarn all the things you love in the traditional mohair and silk blends. But with the little “Onion touch”: nettles fiber. So if the silk production process* is an issue, you just found THE yarn that will allow you to knit all those fluffy patterns, so trendy, in which you just want to snuggle! Actually, nettle fiber and silk have a lot of similar qualities. Both bring softness, a beautiful sheen and some sturdiness too, to all the blends they are mixed in. That is indeed why nettles fiber was called “the pauper’s silk” in the old days.
With its discreet sheen and its beautiful halo, the Mohair + Nettles + Wool yarn is a perfect choice to create pieces that will be both warm and elegant, as well as very cuddly. Plus, by mixing classical and more vibrant shades, the colour palette of the brand answers to all your needs. Whether you want a timeless sweater, or crave for a trendy accessory, you will find the right colour for every project!
Like for most of its yarns, Onion chose to work with an Italian family spinning-mill. This way, the company makes sure to stay in line with values that are important for them: the respect of the environment and of the working conditions.
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: DK
- Composition: 45% mohair, 30% nettles fiber and 25% wool
- 145 meters / 50 grams per ball
- Available in 13 shades
- Needles: 4 mm – 5 mm
- Gauge: 20 stitches x 27 rows = 10 cm using 4 mm needles
With its Mohair + Wool + Nettles, Onion once more thinks outside the box and offers a high quality original yarn. And yet another curiosity that we crave to try! But if you prefer to stay more traditional, their Silk + Kid Mohair can be a perfect choice too… or why not try their mohair and wool blend ?
*The production of silk usually means the death of the larva that has created the cocoon from which comes the fiber. There are techniques to retrieve the cocoon without killing the animal, but they are rarely used because they are not profitable.