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Classic Elite Yarns Mohawk Wool

Classic Elite Mohawk Wool is an all-natural, undyed blend of merino & romney wool, with a bit of nylon for strength. Mohawk Wool comes in a lovely range of neutral colors, just as they are naturally from the sheep they were shorn from. Mohawk Wool is grown and spun in the United States. This is a great go-to yarn for durable socks, cozy shawls, and other projects that will receive a lot of wear. Made in the USA


60% Merino Wool/ 30% Romney Wool/ 10% Nylon
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
6-6.5 sts = 1" on US 2-4
Knitting Weight:
$22.95 hank Discountable
  • 3303 Fog In Stock 12 hanks $22.95
  • 3306 Oatmeal In Stock 7 hanks $22.95
  • 3313 Black Sheep In Stock 11 hanks $22.95
  • 3316 Dirty White In Stock 9 hanks $22.95
  • 3375 Gull Gray In Stock 11 hanks $22.95
  • 3376 Driftwood In Stock 14 hanks $22.95
  • 3378 Bark In Stock 15 hanks $22.95


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Amazingly soft, rich natural color!

By Plwyman

from Davis, CA

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  • High Lanolin Content
  • Rich dark color
  • Silky Soft Hand
  • Sport Weight


  • none so far

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Gloves Mittens
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Since leaving the UK 20 years ago I've been looking for Black Sheep yarn in a lighter weight than your typical Worsted. The darker color is amazingly rich and decidedly masculine. As a guy who knits for guys I've always been drawn to it; think subtle elegance.

The handmade Black Sheep sweaters from East Anglia are mainly constructed from Worsted weight yarns in fisherman or Guernsey patterns. They're amazingly warm! The high lanolin content also helps repel water and leaves finished garments with a silky hand. They represent the best effort of an amazing local cottage industry.

I now live in Northern CA, however, so even a loosely knit Worsted weight garment is too hot in winter. I had high hopes, therefore, on discovering this natural Sport Weight yarn in so many gorgeous shades, including BLACK. I can assure you, I wasn't disappointed.

I've ended up using a US size 3 needle and am gauging at 5.8 SPI for a sweater. It's very close to the recommended 6-6.5 SPI. It retains ample body, has a pleasant drape, and feels as soft as cashmere; I'm completely hooked. Clearly, others may wish for a tighter gauge based on their project or personal preference.

If you've never tried natural yarns or have been holding out for darker shades or lighter weights then this might be the perfect yarn for you. The black color, in particular, is the real deal and has been very difficult to come by outside the UK. As far as I know, it's only obtainable from rare breeds and has modest annual yields.

Do keep in mind there is a high lanolin content, at least in the darkest shade, which will make garments warm, soft, and water resistant. Do tread lightly with your hand-washing soap; once the lanolin is gone, it's gone. Also, steam your garment with a hand steamer over using your iron at a distance. It can leave a bit of schmutz on your sole plate.

A little TLC with this yarn will be highly rewarded in the long run and is well worth the effort. It's a great find, is easy to work, and comes highly recommended. Do bag and freeze your woolens for a week, once a year, as well. Such a lovely natural resource deserves to remain moth free.

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