I used Mohair yarn, which is typically made from the hair of an Angora Goat. This is actually my first time ever using Mohair and let me just say, it will not be my last. I knit this on the Brother machine (look back to post #1 for more info). The fiber is soooo amazing. It is a very thin yarn which normally would translate to being knit on a very fine gauge machine, but due to its “furry” qualities you can knit this yarn on a 7 gauge machine (mid-bulky gauge) and get this effect!
Fun facts about Mohair via Wikipedia: It is actually one of the oldest fibers still being used in textiles…It is durable, and resistant to things such as water due to the yarns moisture-wicking (hairs the provides protection… like caterpillars) qualities, stretch, and flame!