Yarn Profile: Cleckheaton Mohair 12 Ply
To be honest, I'd never even heard of this yarn until I started researching mohairs for Knitter's Review. And if I hadn't known better, I would've guessed that this yarn had a bit of angora in it -- that's how soft, fluffy, and non-abrasive it is. But when I put it through the stress test, it showed no signs of deterioration.
The colors are quite limited (just over 10) but cover the basic spectrum -- gentle blues, grey, lilac, cream, a berry-like red, white, plus a few space-dyed blends like the one used for this review.
On a positive note, the fuzz didn't get all over my clothes and make me sneeze. On a slightly negative note, I definitely had to keep an eye on what I was doing because the fuzz kept getting caught up in previous stitches and my knitting looked inconsistent.
Blocking / Washing
The swatches came out completely unharmed. I did notice that they'd become slightly softer, which to me is a good thing. No pilling, fading, shrinking, or stretching.
Its sumptuous texture and matte sheen will appeal to knitters who may have stayed away from mohair in the past. And at $6.99 for a 110-yard skein, the price is right.
Previous reader feedback
Mohair 12 Ply
Heavy worsted; 4 sts/inch (US 9 needles)
Average retail price
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Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Warm hand wash. Do not rub. Warm rinse well. Do not bleach. Dry flat -- protect from direct sun. Do not tumble dry, wring, or iron. Dry-cleanable.
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