Mohair

Mohair is obtained from the Angora goat (sometimes confused with the angora yarn that comes from the angora rabbit). It has a larger undercoat compared to the cashmere goat, but the guard hairs from the topcoat are, unlike with cashmere, often mixed with the hairs from the undercoat. This gives mohair its distinct, frizzy look with the slightly stiff short hairs visible in the final product.

Mohair yarns offer the same wonderful qualities of wool, while adding an extra dimension of softness and luster to your projects. Yarns with a higher mohair content will have greater halos— a soft aura of yarn around the core that provides a gentle cloud of color. Great for open stitch work, be sure to give your mohair room to bloom!