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Moonbroch Kid Mohair and Silk

Moonbroch is our lace weight yarn made from kid mohair and silk. It’s gorgeously fluffy stuff – so much so that we named it after the haze that’s sometimes seen round the moon.

It’s been a while since Moonbroch has been in stock, so it’s a delight to have 20 colours available.

Red hand dyed fluffy mohair silk yarn in a skein with The Knitting Goddess ball band
Copper hand dyed fluffy mohair silk yarn in a skein with The Knitting Goddess ball band
Gold hand dyed fluffy mohair silk yarn in a skein with The Knitting Goddess ball band
Lime hand dyed fluffy mohair silk yarn in a skein with The Knitting Goddess ball band
Teal hand dyed fluffy mohair silk yarn in a skein with The Knitting Goddess ball band

You can find all 20 colours here.

Moonbroch works beautifully on it’s own. It’s surprisingly sturdy (that’s because of the silk core). It would make a beautiful shawl which would be warmer than you might expect because of the fluffiness.

Moonbroch also combines well with other yarns adding a touch of haze and colour. It’s great way to add a very different look to a base. You can opt for lots of contrast or choose colours that almost match. Whichever you choose it gives you the chance to add a unique twist to your work.

Typically when combining yarns you’d expect two strands of 4ply (or fingering) to come close to a DK weight. The fluff of the mohair in this yarn gives it an extra loftiness, so combining it with 4ply gives a yarn that works well for most DK patterns for me. I’m sure it goes without saying that you need to check you tension – but if you’ve got a DK pattern you’d love to make it might be worth a go.

The other thing I’ve found with the fluffiness is that the yarn works well for 4ply shawl patterns – and that using the needles specified in the pattern gets be close to the correct tension. You’ll end up with a fabric that’s more open and lighter – but the fluff means the stitches hold their shape well so you’re not just left with a fabric that’s too loose.

I’m obsessed with the idea of mixing Moonbroch colours against a 4ply neutral – and if I had lots more knitting hours in the day I’d already have samples to show you. We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to mix colours, so you can choose between 25 gram / 210 meter skeins and 50 gram / 420 meter skeins. Two of the smaller skeins would make lovely shawl, so if you’re looking for a treat for yourself that’s a possibility.

What colours do you love most from the range? And what would you make with them?