Elsebeth Lavold's "Angora" is a worsted weight, classic plied yarn composed of 60% angora, 20% wool and 20% nylon, it can be hand washed and dried flat. Presented in bold solids, "Angora" would be suitable for making sweaters, scarves, vests, ponchos and shawls.
Saturday December 15 1:25:39 PM PST
This yarn is the worst! It sags and fuzzes up so much you lose any stitch definition, even a simple rib. I thought to use the *expensive* sweater I'd made from it as an around-the-house thing since it was too unattractive to wear out yet did feel kind of nice, but I can't because it sheds so much it ruins whatever else I'm wearing and gets all over the furniture. I really regret buying it.
Friday March 6 10:55:23 PM PST
I think that you get what most people would expect from a yarn with such a high percentage of angora. Angora yarns are supposed to have a soft halo that grows with wear and are not suitable for intricate cables. Personally, I have enjoyed the peacock blue accessories that I have made from this yarn, but I know better than to wear them with black. Angora, like the rabbits it comes from, does shed a bit, but what soft luxury.
Wednesday January 12 2:56:38 PM PST
I used this to make socks because of the nylon content and it makes the BEST, yummiest socks ever. I wish all my socks were as soft. The fuzz is what you expect from angora. The more you wear the more it blooms. Lovely!