Angora Yarn Knitwear And Sweaters: Cherished for Generations
For knitwear there are several types of yarn, but angora yarn knitwear and sweaters are known as some of the best in the world. Though angora yarn is not as widely known as other wool types, such as that of the sheep, it is a very elegant and beautiful wool from a specific rabbit breed. This rabbit breed is said to have come originally from Turkey, though there are now several different strands of the breed.
Angora wool is actually preferred by royalty due to its rich color, feel and the fluffiness of the yarn that is made from the wool. It is also finer and more stain resistant in addition to being up to eight times warmer than sheep's wool. Also, if the yarn is spun in the right way it can appear very fluffy, just like a fur, but without the need of killing the rabbit. Thus handspun yarn from angora wool is great for sweaters, jackets, knitwear, and hand knit sweaters as well.
There are a few different types of rabbit breed that are prevalent today. There are rabbits breed in Turkey, England, France, Germany and Chile. These five main types of wool all have different attributes and characteristics that separate them from amongst themselves. The Chilean version is said to be the largest of them all and is a very widely sought after wool for hand spinning.
Records indicate that French royalty began their own angora wool collection to ensure a sufficient supply of quality angora wool for the production of expensive royal clothing. The French breed of rabbit known today originated with this substantial angora wool collection started by the French royalty.
Angora rabbit yarn is a natural and humane way of creating beautiful, fluffy, furry, elegant, warn, and durable clothing. Contrary to the way fur of other animals are obtained, such as chinchilla fur where the animals are killed, angora yarn is removed in a way similar to how wool is sheered from sheep. Thus, your angora rabbit yarn scarves, mittens, hats, sweaters, booties, and even outerwear can be both beautiful and environment friendly.
Hand spun custom made fluffy angora sweaters are a luxurious item for people wealthy enough to afford them. The yarn is painstakingly hand spun and the result, although quite expensive, is also very exquisite. The ensuing product is light weight, weather resistant, and super warm making it perfect for skiers or people living in a cold climate environment. An angora sweater custom made with angora fibers from Chilean rabbits, and handspun yarn, once in your family will be cherished for generations.
Among yarn and sweaters, angora yarn knitwear and sweaters are the finest in the world. From a specific breed of rabbit, Angora rabbit yarn for scarves mittens hats sweaters booties and more is not well known, but very beautiful and soft. A bonus is that these articles are environmentally friendly because no animals are killed. There are a variety of rabbit varieties that create this yarn, and although the original is probably from Turkey, the best angora fibers for a furry look come from Chilean angora rabbits. The yarn made with those fibers creates a soft feel and very fluffy flair, which is why a custom made fluffy angora sweater with Chilean angora yarns is highly prized (and expensive) because of their feel, warmth and looks, and will be cherished for generations.
Published May 16th, 2007