Australian Knitting

Angora - Perfect for pampering

Baby booties, fluffy scarves and cardigans – there is nothing like Angora for giving a sensation of being pampered. And for knitters it remains one of the most unique yarns to work with.

The Angora is an old breed of rabbit, and although the Romans kept these petit animals, an industry did not become established until the 1700s when they were introduced to France from England in 1723. The use of Angora fibre in garments was first recorded in 1870, although many consider that the heyday of Angora fashion occurred in the 1940s and 1950s, when plush twin sets were teamed with chic pencil skirts, capri pants and,

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