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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Dawn Mohspun Knitting Yarn, American Thread
" Dawn Mohspun is a luxuriously soft 2 ply yarn made of 100% Orlon Acrylic fiber. It may be machine washed and dried. It is moth-proof and non-allergenic. Dawn Mohspun has a fluffy surface. A deeper, even fluffier texture may be obtained by gently brushing the garment with a wire brush."
This yarn was introduced by American Thread in the early 1960's. To accompany the release, they issued one pattern book - New Dawn Mohspun Fashions
I've done a number of Google searches and see no direct substitution recommendations for this yarn. If you have worked any of these patterns, or know of substitution info, I'd love to hear from you ....I'll update this post with the information for others use.