The G.O.A.T Yarn Origin

Our new the G.O.A.T. yarn is truly the greatest of all time. Available in fingering and lace weight, this high quality blend was custom spun from a mix of mohair and merino fibers. Can you think of a squishier blend? The luxurious sheen and softness will blow you away in flavorful glee. Not only that, but it blocks beautifully, is eco friendly, and sourced from farms in the eastern United States.  Keep reading to learn more about the origin of the G.O.A.T. yarn. 

The heroes behind this heavenly delight are none other than angora goats. In existence for over 2000 years, these beautiful creatures have fast-growing hair that requires a healthy and nutritious diet. They were first raised in the Angora province of Turkey and came to be highly valued for their lusciously curly locks. Their natural habitat consists of rolling hills and plains in the dry lands of Asia Minor. Today, Asia Minor and South Africa are the leading producers of mohair.

Angora goats were brought to the US in 1849 and have become a farm favorite ever since. Before spinning, mohair yarn undergoes washing through machinery. Then, it is combed and spun into the quality fibers at your fingertips. The result? A super-soft fiber that is light as a cloud and commonly sought after by knitters, crocheters, and weavers. 

The most common color for mohair yarn is white, with other colors rising such as red, black, brown and blue. Sheared around twice per year, each goat provides around 5 pounds of mohair with about 5 inches in staple length. Mohair lasts long to create a variety of well-loved fashion statements for all the seasons. For your next knitting endeavor, don’t hesitate to try out the G.O.A.T. fingering or lace yarn!

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