Deliciously soft and silky, Bohemia is the perfect blend of luxury fibres. Combining the extreme softness and warmth of Possum and Alpaca with the extra long staple and lustre of Polwarth, Bohemia ticks every box. The carefully chosen colours include neutrals to contrast with vibrant brights and moody darks.
Bohemia will appeal to those who enjoy colour work and the sport weight, (sometimes called 5ply), is perfect for creating finer garments and accessories and works up a lot faster than 4ply (fingering).
The Polwarth provides excellent stitch definition, stitch memory and sheen, the Alpaca gives a silky drape and the Possum content is perfectly balanced to bring a subtle marl and soft halo to the knitted yarn. Possum has similar qualities to mink. The fibres are hollow, light, non-itchy, extremely warm and (unlike angora) Possum is pill resistant. Alpaca is an extraordinarily fine fibre with microscopic air pockets creating unique thermal properties. It’s durable, non-flammable and non-itchy containing no lanolin with a smooth cell structure.
Fibre: 45 % Polwarth Wool, 45% Alpaca, 10% Possum
Weight: Sport / 5 Ply
Yardage: Approx 167m / 183yds per 50g ball
Recommended gauge: 26 sts x 34 rows on 3.5mm needles or as pattern specifies.
Care and laundering: Hand wash, dry flat.