Forsythia yarns

Check out our selection  of yarns and fiber.  To order, email carolahmann(at)sbcglobal.net.

Finished Yarn--spun, washed, skeined, and ready to use

Click here to see available raw fiber products for sale.

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Fluffy yarn

Angora yarn ”Forsythia Fluffy” $8/skein

Angora fiber is the finest, softest, and warmest natural fiber. This hand-spun two-ply yarn is ideal for trims and embellishments.

100% angora, 2-ply, hand-spun. 10 grams per skein, about 40 yards. Several natural colors:

  • White--The brightest, whitest white of any animal fiber.

  • Gray--A soft blend of light and dark shades, giving the yarn a great depth of color.

  • Beige--A subtle blend of tan, off-white, cream, taupe, and ecru.

  • Black--Not a dark color.  Each fiber, while deep black at the tip, is mostly whitish along its shaft.

  • Also available in some dyed colors.

Read more about this yarn here.

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Alpaca DK weight $25/skein

100% alpaca, 3-ply, mill-spun, 200 yards, about 100 grams. Available in light fawn, medium fawn, and medium brown colors, and in some dyed colors.

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Alpaca Hand-spun--"Forsythia Fuzzy" $16/skein  100% alpaca, 2-ply.  Each skein weighs 50grams, and has 95-150 yards of yarn.  This yarn is completely home-made: Tending the animals, shearing, preparing the fiber, spinning the yarn, dyeing. 

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Alpaca Fingering weight $20/skein

100% alpaca, 2-ply, mill-spun, 200 yards, about 70 grams. Medium fawn color and dyed.  This is a good weight for knitting socks, and has been rainbow-dyed for fun striping effects.

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Fifty yarn

Alpaca/Angora Blend--”Forsythia Fifty” $18/skein

50 grams of a 50/50 blend of angora and alpaca. 2-ply, hand-spun.  About 95-150 yards per skein. Sport/DK weight.  Available in several different blends of natural colors, and I will soon be adding some dyed colors to the line.

Alpaca/Angora Blend yarn $32/skein

About 75% alpaca with 25% angora.  3-ply, DK weight, mill-spun.  200 yards, just under 100 grams.  Available in a limited selection of dyed and natural colors.  Yarn has

a silky smooth feel and will work up with the fuzzy “halo” that is characteristic of angora.

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Notes:

Mill-spun yarn is more consistent than hand-spun, but hand-spun yarn has more character and includes slubs, neps, and other imperfections.

 

All yarn has the possibility of containing small bits of hay, grass, or seeds.

 

Raw Fiber--unwashed, unprocessed

Angora

Angora (from French angora rabbits) $7/oz

Hand-plucked, not sheared, so it contains no blunt-cut ends. Available in several colors: pure white, beige, gray, and black.  Angora fiber is silky soft and can be spun or felted.

Alpaca--first quality (blanket)--$3/oz.  Preferred for spinning.  Available in light fawn, medium fawn, and medium brown.

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Alpaca--second quality--$2/oz

Shorn from the neck, tummy, and legs of the alpaca, this fiber is shorter and coarser than the blanket, and is suitable for felting.  Available in medium brown and fawn.

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