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Monday, December 18, 2017

Reynolds No 1 Mohair Yarn

This beauty of a yarn was a French import by Reynolds Yarn Inc.   It was introduced to the U.S. market in March, 1962 with two full page ads in Needlecraft magazines.  (that I know of).


"Softer than the petals of a snapdragon, and even more beautiful ... Extremely simple to knit using #5 or # 9 needles ... 35 fashion right colors.

Soft as a south wind ... bright as the noon-day summer sun.  How suburb, how fashion right in sixteen exciting colors.  (It's interesting there is a different number of colors available between the ads).

Reynolds Yarn also released their pattern book - Designer Sweaters by Reynolds - Continental Collection, Vol 28 with patterns featuring the new Mohair No 1 yarn.

Picture courtesy of Ebay seller Gretl3042


As you might expect, you'll find some additional details over a Ravelry.   According to a 1963 ad:  "Reynolds Mohair No 1 is the lightest weight mohair, not as fuzzy as many, it has a slight amount of synthetic for buoyancy".

The product remained active in the market until 1973 (a good 11 year run), with all references after that being inventory liquidation type sales.

Should I come across more ads or relevant information, I'll come back and update this post.
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