Yarn Profile: Green Mountain Spinnery
Colors are gently heathered. The blue I used for the above swatch (called "Lupine") had gentle flecks of white, silver, grey, and cranberry red.
Green Mountain Spinnery lists three gauges for this yarn, and they aren't kidding. The yarn expands and contracts depending on the needle size. Really. I tested it. This means you're three times as likely to find a pattern you like without having to adapt it to a different gauge.
Because it's a single-ply yarn, sharp needles may cause it to shred. Think Lite Lopi but much more soft and subtle.
Blocking / Washing
My friction test didn't hurt the swatches at all. In fact, when I took the swatches out of the dryer, they were stretch- and pill-free and had become as soft as pure cashmere.
I'm not sure I'd risk using this for a two-year-old's sweater, but then again I'm a cautious person. For anything else, this is a lovely material that drapes well and ages beautifully.
It's probably most comparable to Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride. Although both brands offer a good variety of colors, I personally think that the Green Mountain colors are especially memorable.
Green Mountain Spinnery
Worsted; 4 1/2 sts/inch (US 7); 4 sts/inch (US 9); 3 1/2 sts/inch (US 10/12)
30% yearling mohair
Average retail price
Weight/Yardage per Skein
2 oz./140 yards
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Wash gently by hand in cold water and mild soap or detergent; roll in a towel to remove excess moisture or spin dry in washer (for 10 seconds only). to dry, lay flat to correct measurements in a well-ventilated area.