QUANTITY TOTAL

 

 

about the MOONSHINE range

MOONSHINE RANGE

dk: 225m/100g, 4ply: 400m/100g,

lace: 600m/100g

(70% alpaca, 20% silk & 10% cashmere)

sparkly and non-sparkly lace 800m/100g

65% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere and 5% stellina

Moonshine is a blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere. It comes in various weights; double knitting, 4 ply and 2 laces. The dense softness and drape of the yarn gives a luxurious quality (the silk makes it shine slightly). This yarn comes in an off-white undyed shade.

It is the softest yarn we have ever used.

 
buy MOONSHINE

 

 

FRILLY 'O' WRAP

(WARM MOONSHINE - 4PLY)

 

SQUARE DANCE

(WARM MOONSHINE - 4PLY)

STRAWBERRY PI

(SWEET MOONSHINE- LACE)

... can also be knitted in FINE MOONSHINE

 

 

ENJOY the MAKING.

ENJOY the HAVING.

 

 

ALPACA - Peru

Michell & Co., Peru source and spin our SILKY, LIGHT SILKY and MOONSHINE yarn range. They have more than 80 years’ experience and know-how in processing alpaca and the world's leading producer and exporter of alpaca yarn. 

The Michell family was involved in Alpaca as far back as the early 1920s. However, it was not until 1931 that Mr Frank W. Michell founded Michell & Co. in Arequipa, starting out as a sorter and exporter of the greasy Alpaca fibre. In 1947, Michell & Co. established its first Alpaca combing and spinning mill in Peru, thus creating and setting the standard for today’s Alpaca industry not only in Peru but around the world.

 

POPCORN NEST SCARF

(LIGHT MOONSHINE - DK)

 

NEEDLE SIZE

is hugely significant

10 knitters working with identical yarn and needles will knit at least 10 different amount of stitches per cm.. When working a pattern, it is NOT the needle size that matters - it is the GAUGE or TENSION. Belinda Harris-Reid or her guest designers may knit more tightly or loosely than you, so the recommended needle size might be too large or too small for YOU. When you begin knitting a project from one of our patterns please knit a small swatch – it will only take a few minutes.