Lanas Stop French Angora (a.k.a. Nature) is one of the best quality angora yarn in the world. It is in light 2-ply double knit weight and is manufactured in solid colours. Even though its put-up is 10g per ball, there are 50m in the ball. 20g are enough to knit a hat in a simple K-and-P stitch pattern. Expensive.
FYI French Angora is supposed to consist of 30% guard hair. There is not much difference in the spinning of English and French angora fibers. However, French Angora blooms more due to the guard hairs. English Angora needs to be "abused" a little to achieve this bloom. German (Giant) Angora was developed through selective breeding, resulting in a rabbit with very high fur yields. Its fur is strong enough for commercial processing.
For more information:
United States Association of Angora Rabbit Breeders »
Angora Bunnies For Sale (Offering German and Giant angora bunnies for show, wool production, and companionship) »
* Similar yarn: Angora 100, Angora, Incredible
FIBRE: 100% French Angora
YARN WEIGHT: Light Double Knit, 2 ply
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 39 sts/ 30 rows
NEEDLES: 2.5 - 3 mm (US No. 1 1/2 - 3)
LENGTH: approx. 50 m / 54 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 10g
Shade Card (2008) | Knitted Sample
Irene & Mr.Sheep Knitwear:
Nature Scarf [Pattern No. SB-IR222]
Price (CAD): $12.99
IN STOCK: Angora: 400 Sky (14 balls), 462 Indigo (16 balls); Nature: 489 Slate (11 balls)
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Garment Care: dry clean or hand wash with woolwash "no rinse" or baby shampoo. Lay flat to dry, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight. No iron.
(Soft and Dusty)
* 14 balls
(Purplish Sapphire / Not bright rather dusty tending to a darker hue of sapphire)
* 16 balls
(Lana Stop NATURE)
(Dusty Blue Ash)
* 11 balls
Fantasy Pullover © Anny Blatt, IREN № 6, 2012, yarns: Anny Blatt Angora Super, kid mohair with paillettes Tresor, and lamé-effect ribbon Victoria.
Nature Angora Scarf © Irene & Mr.Sheep Co.
Yarn: Lanas Stop Angora (Nature)
Melodie, Angora Pullover, © Burda Tricot Automne 2012, Designer: Wilma Sinsel.
Yarns: Schulana Angora Fashion and Seda-Mar