B bar C Farm Angora (dk)
Have you tried to find angora or an angora blend lately? It is difficult to find it on the commercial market, due in part, to concerns that rabbits raised for the commercial market have not been treated ethically. The rabbits at B bar C Farm in Hampden, Maine, are individually named and loved.
This 2-ply yarn, made from German and German/French Hybrid Angora rabbits shorn in Hampden, is spun in Aroostook County, Maine. The 70% angora fiber is mixed with 30% merino which helps to stabilize the angora. Each skein is 150 yards. The lime haze and pink haze colorways each contain silk noils.
The combination of all these things makes this yarn special and unique. It is just so lovely!
This angora yarn knits at a dk weight. This yarn requires hand washing and the more angora yarn is handled and washed, the more it "blooms". One skein will make a cowl or hat, and we have included a free pattern for a simple, but elegant, seed stitch cowl. The cowl pattern uses a 16"- #8 circular needle.
We also created the Beech Hill Baby Booties and Cap pattern for this yarn because if you haven’t seen a baby wearing an angora hat, you are missing out on seeing something amazingly beautiful. Or, you can download the free baby hat pattern we created that is available on Ravelry. We can also send it along with any purchase upon your request.
Love at first touch
This yarn was an absolute pleasure to work with! I made a hat, mittens, and booties. I can not wait to make myself a sweater with it next time!