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.
The beautiful color, feel and fluffyness of the yarns made with the wool is what makes angora yarn knitwear and sweaters so elegant and heavily preferred by royalty everywhere. The wool is up to 8 times warmer than sheep's wool and is finer and more resistant to stains. Depending on how the wool is spun into yarn the knitwear may look very fluffy as if it was a fur, and without having killed any rabbit. This makes hand spun angora yarn great for angora knitwear, sweaters, jackets and hand knitted sweaters.
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.
Historical records show that the French royalty was so fond of angora wool that it began its own angora wool collection. This was done to ensure that there was sufficient angora wool for knitting royal clothing. This practice led to the naming of a breed of angora rabbits as French Angora Rabbits.
Using angora rabbit yarn for scarves mittens hats sweaters booties and other outerwear is a very humane way to produce warm and usable winter clothing that is also fashionable. The fur is naturally harvested from the animals in the same way that wool is harvested from sheep. Not any animals are killed for their fur, such as how the chinchilla is.
In addition to these uses there are a few companies that offer custom made fluffy angora sweaters to people willing to pay the expense of having the yarn hand spun to be used in their clothing. The clothing is so elegant and useful for anybody in a northern climate because they are warm, lighter than any other warming clothing and very resistant to the weather. 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
Filed in Beauty