This balaclava is part of a four piece collection of handspun, handknitted garments.
I was lucky enough to meet a woman at a garage sale who bred a rare bread of angora goats on the East Cape of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It came at the perfect time as I had just been gifted a spinning wheel and was learning to spin my own yarn. I have absolutely loved learning to spin, and using this rare mohair fleece has been a dream come true.
These pieces I have created are made from the yarn I have spun up from the fleeces of the angora goats. I don't think any of my handspun, handknitted garments will ever be the same as I learn more about how to master the wheel, which makes every piece incredibly unique.
I have always wanted to be as transparent as I possibly can about how my garments are made. Now I can point out exactly which goat each fleece has come from, and explain every step of how each garment has been made.
This balaclava is made from handspun grey mohair.
Handspun mohair, plied with commercial mohair.
One size fits all.
When you are not wearing your knit, please fold it. Hanging it may alter its shape.
We recommend washing your knit only when absolutely necessary. Please wash it by hand and in cold water to avoid shrinking.
When drying, lie flat on a towel, preferably out of the sun.