Sunday, November 25, 2007

8.5 kilos of yarn.

8.5 kilos of yarn is what I brought home this evening from my BF's mate's house. His mum cleared out her stash and set a reasonable price on it as a job lot, so I naturally took it. It just barely fits in one of those big, plastic laundry bags. I've yet to identify what most of it is, but here are a few snaps, just so you can see the haul.

1-kilo packs, DK/aran weight, unidentified fibre




600-gram packs, aran/chunky weight, soft, slubby, unidentified fibre.

Salmon pink.


Grey boucle, about 500g

Various acrylic

Peach baby yarn, 100% acrylic. Brand is WHSmith - who knew they once sold yarn?

Wendy Capri: 51% cotton, 49% acrylic. Textured, nubbly yarn.

Patons Jamboree: 90% acrylic, 10% polyamide.

Patons Diana Discos: 85% acrylic, 15% polyamide.

Mohair & Faux Mohair

Hayfield Optimum Luxury Mohair: 68% mohair, 24% acrylic, 8% nylon.

Patons Mohair Visions Nouveaux. 66% mohair; 16% polyester; 14% nylon; 4% wool.

Looks like mohair even though it isn't: Wendy Dolce Mia; 50% Courtelle acrylic, 50% nylon.

Wendy Dolce. Pretending to be mohair but is 50% Courtelle acrylic, 50% nylon.

Large cone, at least 400g, of something black from the Yorkshire Mohair Mill.


stash haus said...

Wow, what a haul! And isn't WHSmith a bookstore? I'd like to know when they ever carried yarn - that's gotta be interesting history.

Fiona said...

Oh my word - what a haul!!!

Susan @ Damn, Knit & Blast It said...

Oh Lordy! How many hours of knitting is there in that lot?

Projects in mind? huh? huh? Tell us?

....or maybe loft insulation.... :-)