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Niwas Natural Fibres Shetland/Alpaca/Mohair

Ishtadev Niwas

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Product Description

The farmer of this fibre is Shivani Howe, co-founder and head teacher at Ishtadev Niwas Ashram & Farm in Ta-Ta Creek, BC (near Kimberley). This non-profit yoga ashram supports itself through donations, student and retreat fees, selling homemade breads, honey, eggs, & produce at the local farmer's market, and by raising a small flock of Shetland sheep, alpacas, & angora goats. These animals are hand-sheared, and various fine fiber blends are mill-spun into undyed single-origin yarn that is rustic yet heavenly soft. Niwas Natural Fibers are available to the public exclusively through Urban Yarns at our Point Grey, Vancouver location and online.

The colour of this fibre blend is the combination of the natural colours of the animals it came from: Noughat & Roux the Shetland sheep, Esse & Fisher the angora goats, and Matilda, Chocolate, & Buddha the alpacas! It is undyed and non-superwash, thus retaining the soft and fragrant lanolin and the natural shape-memory of the fibres. Garments made from this yarn will not require washing except for spills and before seasonal storage; a simple airing-out will refresh it between wearings. This yarn is also suitable for hand-dying and felting.

Content: 40% Shetland wool, 30% mohair, 30% alpaca (2-ply)
Weight: 115 grams / 4 oz
Length: This yarn is sold by weight only, but 115 grams of similar yarns is approximately 259 meters / 283 yards
Gauge: 22-26 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 3.25-4.0mm / US 3-6
Care: Hand wash cool, air dry flat

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