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 Hand Made Hand Knit Sweater

New Hand Knit Mohair * Blue Teal * Large/oversized Sweater

Listed by Penny Lane

Size: 10 (M)

Price: $194.00

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New Hand Knit Mohair * Blue Teal * Large/oversized Sweater

Size: 10 (M)
Price: $194.00

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NEW * HAND MADE * HAND KNIT * MOHAIR *PULLOVER SWEATER * CREW NECK * LONG SLEEVE * ELECTRIC * IRIDESCENT * BLUE TEAL COBALT * COLOR CHANGES WITH LIGHT * LARGE/OVERSIZED *

My son's late grandmother was a superb knitter and crocheter who came to these arts late in her life while watching and taking care of her grandchildren as they grew up. She could make ANYTHING!

She made me many sweaters, including this one which I love and have cherished for years. Unfortunately, I developed an allergy to wool which only got worse with time. She made this in the early 90's. The sweater has been in storage ever since. Brand new, never worn, she would have wanted someone to wear and to enjoy it! Much love went into the knitting of this sweater....you might even feel it too!

I have spent a ridiculous number of hours photographing, Photoshoping, and looking on the Internet for the exact color. It is truly gorgeous and unique! The best I can describe it is as a teal blue, with almost a cobalt blue hue. It changes color with the light. The "fur", long strands of wool, are from the mohair yarn she used and are like waves of wheat. The sample pic best depict the color. It is very warm, luxurious and cozy.

Apparently, the secret is in the quality of mohair itself -- mohair fibers have a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Combined with mohair's ability to absorb dyes exceptionally well, pure mohair yarns are usually recognizable for their vivid saturated colors. The sweater is can be worn as a large or oversize one.

MEASUREMENTS:

Underarm to Underarm: 23"
Bottom: 21.5" (With a lot of stretch)
Sleeve: 22" approximately
Shoulder to Hem: 26"

As far as Women's sizes go, even the manufacturers cannot agree! Even the Klein's -- Anne and Calvin! So please, check the measurements to ensure you get a proper fit.

Please feel free to email me with any questions. Thank you!

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ABOUT MOHAIR:

"Mohair (adopted into English sometime before 1570 from the Arabic: mukhayyar) refers to a type of haircloth, literally 'choice', from khayyara, 'he chose'. Mohair fiber is approximately 25--45 microns in diameter. It is one of the oldest textile fibers in use. It is both durable and resilient. It is notable for its high luster and sheen which has helped give it the nickname the "Diamond Fiber". It is often used in fiber blends to add these qualities to a textile. Mohair takes dye exceptionally well. Mohair is warm in winter as it has great insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture wicking properties. It is durable, naturally elastic, flame resistant, crease resistant, and does not felt. It is considered to be a luxury fiber, like cashmere, angora and silk, and is usually more expensive than most wool that comes from sheep.
Mohair is not a soft yarn, when compared with alpaca or cashmere, or synthetic fibers or wools that have been treated and blended with other fibers to enhance softness. On the other hand, mohair is valued for certain unique characteristics: it is warmer than other fibers, even when used to make a light-weight garment, and is often blended with wool for this reason; and mohair fibers have a distinctive luster created by the way they reflect light. Combined with mohair's ability to absorb dyes exceptionally well, pure mohair yarns are usually recognizable for their vivid saturated colours.

Mohair increases its diameter with the age of the goat, growing along with the animal. Fine hair from younger animals is used for finer applications such as clothing, and the thicker hair from older animals is more often used for carpets and heavy fabrics intended for outerwear.
Mohair is shorn from the goat without harming the animal. Shearing is done twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. One goat will produce 11 to 17 pounds (5--8 kg) of mohair a year. Shearing is done on a clean swept floor with extra care taken to keep the hair clean and free of debris. The hair is then processed to remove natural grease, dirt and vegetable matter. Mohair grows in uniform locks. Angora is a single-coat breed, and unlike pygora or cashmere, there is no need to dehair a mohair fleece to separate the coarse hair from the down hair.

The Angora goat is thought to originate from the mountains of Tibet, making their way to Turkey in the 16th century. However, fabric made of mohair was known in England as early as the 8th century. In about 1820, raw mohair was first exported from Turkey to England, which then became the leading manufacturer of mohair products. The Yorkshire mills spun yarn that was exported to Russia, Germany, Austria, etc., as well as woven directly in Yorkshire.

Until 1849, the Turkish province of Ankara was the sole producer of Angora goats. Charles V is believed to be the first to bring Angora goats to Europe. Due to the great demand for mohair fiber



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