At Ferme Rhéa, we raise Angora goats for their lustrous mohair
fleece. The fleece is sheared and hand-picked at the farm, then sent
to be spun at our Mill, founded by a group of Angora goat breeders in Quebec.

The following catalogue of knitting kits are all original designs by
Susan Ostrovsky, created especially for our exceptional selection of
high quality yarns (described at the bottom of this site).


Note for U.S. customers: All prices listed are in Canadian dollars.
U.S. dollar prices will be 30% to 35% lower, depending on the exchange
rate. When you use Visa or Mastercard, you will only be charged the
Canadian dollar equivalent. Postal orders can also be purchased
in Canadian funds. Sorry, we do not accept cheques on U.S. banks.


Pattern #1 ZIG-ZAG LACE PULLOVER

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Ladies´ sizes: Small (Medium - Large - Extra-large)

This soft, light pullover, in Rhea Cloud, has dropped shoulders and wide sleeves. It is worked in a pattern stitch combining horizontal zig-zag bands of garter stitch alternating with bands of lace stitch. The ribbing at the lower edge and cuffs repeats the zig-zag motif in a vertical pattern. The rounded neckline is finished with a delicate rolled-back reverse stockinette stitch border.

The pattern stitch itself is pleasant to work and easy to follow. We have provided charts showing details of the pattern motif as you decrease to shape the front neckline and as you work the increases on the sleeves.

Cloud - Sizes: Small and Medium $68.00, Large $75.00,
Extra- large $83.00


Pattern #2 V-NECK PULLOVER IN BUTTERFLY STITCH
SKILL LEVEL: EXPERIENCED
Ladies´ sizes: Small (Medium - Large)

This pullover has full, set-in sleeves, cabled ribbing at the lower edge of body and cuffs and is worked in an openwork butterfly stitch. The V-neckline is framed by two cables, worked at the same time as the front. This cabled band is then continued and shaped with shortened rows to form the back neckline border. No other neckline border is required.

The front border and neckline are worked following a chart.

Although we have classed this pullover as suitable for a more experienced knitter, the actual challenge is in the cabled V-neck and, as long as you follow the chart faithfully, it is actually quite straightforward. The butterfly stitch motif, cabled ribbing and shaping of the sweater are all quite simple to follow.

This pullover is shown in Rhea Mohair/Lamb´s wool blend, but can also be worked in Rhea´s more luxurious Super-Kid Mohair.

Super-Kid - Sizes: Small and Medium: $116.00,
Large $125.00
Mohair/Lamb's wool - Sizes Small and Medium $85.00, Large $92.00



Pattern #3 CARDIGAN WITH LACE COLLAR

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Ladies´ sizes: Small (Medium - Large)

This ultra-feminine cardigan can be combined with the child´s cardigan as a "mother-daughter" duo. Worked in Rhea Cloud, it has wide set-in sleeves, a low V-neckline and graceful knitted lace collar.

The body of the garment is worked in stockinette stitch while the sleeves have a simple openwork zig-zag pattern up the centre which may be worked from the written pattern or by following a chart. The collar is a 14-row lace pattern repeat, worked lengthwise on 18 stitches, with shortened rows to provide the shaping around the neck.

(Buttons not included)

Cloud - Sizes: Small and Medium $75.00,
Large $82.00








Pattern #4 CHILD´S CARDIGAN WITH LACE COLLAR
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Children´s sizes: 4/5 years (6 years - 7/8 years)

This heavenly little cardigan, worked in Rhea Cloud has set-in sleeves with a delicate zig-zag openwork pattern up the centre, a round neckline and knitted lace collar.

The body is worked in stockinette stitch and both written instructions and a chart are provided for the simple openwork zig-zag pattern on the sleeve. The collar is a 14-row lace pattern repeat, worked lengthwise on 13 stitches, with shortened rows to provide the shaping around the neck.

This pattern offers a "mother / daughter" set, together with the ladies´ cardigan which repeats the same motif on the sleeves and the same lace pattern on the collar.

(Buttons not included)

Cloud - Sizes: 4/5 and 6 years $30.00,
7/8 years $37.00


Pattern # 5 CABLED PULLOVER WITH SAND PATTERN YOKE

SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO EXPERT
Ladies´ sizes: Small (Medium - Large)

This sumptuous cabled pullover, shown in Rhea
Super - kid, may also be worked in Rhea Mohair /Lamb ´s wool blend.

The background stitch is a combination of simple
6 -stitch cables and panels of stockinette stitch with seed stitch separators. The V-shaped yoke, worked in a sand pattern, is bordered by a cable. This yoke extends over the shoulders fitting into the shaping at the top of the ample sleeves.

Both front and back are worked following a chart. The most challenging section is at the beginning of the yoke. A chart is also provided for the shaping at the top of the sleeve, which is finished in two sections to accommodate the tip of the yoke border on fronts and backs.

The neckline is bordered by another cable, worked separately then stitched in place.

Super-Kid - Sizes: Small $132.00, Medium $150.00, Large $158.00
Mohair/Lamb's wool - Sizes: Small $98.00,
Medium $110.00, Large $116.00


Pattern #6 CABLED VEST FOR MEN
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Men´s sizes: Small (Medium - Large)

This luxurious vest has three different, alternating cables, separated by panels of stockinette stitch and seed stitch. The stitches in the 2/2 ribbing at lower edge are increased to flow smoothly into the panels and cables on the body above . The neckline and armholes are also finished in 2/2 ribbing.

Our photo shows the vest in Rhea Super-Kid
Mohair,above but it may also be worked in the
Rhea Mohair/Lamb´s wool blend.

Super-Kid - Men's Sizes: Small $83.00,
Medium $92.00, Large $101.00

Mohair/Lamb's wool - Men's Sizes: Small $61.00, Medium $67.00, Large $73.00
Rhea´s Super-Wash Socks
85% mohair, 15% stretch nylon
Sizes: Men´s & Ladies´
Warmer than wool, these attractive socks are treated to be washed and dried in the machine.

Colors:
Solids: natural, navy, black
Variegated: burgundy, navy, green, grey

$20.00 per pair

Angora Goat Skins
A by-product of our farm, we have a limited number of these sumptuous goat skins. The leather is soft and pliable, covered with a silky fleece 5 or 6 inches long. They make a wonderful throw on a couch or bed and, of course, are an ideal and very practical gift for someone who is bedridden or confined to a wheel chair.

Kid skins
Approx. 71 x 81 cm (28" x 32") $130.00

Mature goat skins
Approx. 71 x 81 cm (28" x 32") $90.00



Rhea Cloud

66% Kid Mohair, 30% Lamb´s Wool, 4% Nylon
Using 5.5 mm (5 Cdn, 9 U.S.) needles and working in
stockinette stitch: 16 sts = 10 cm (4") = 22 rows.

This is our fantasy yarn, a fluffy bouclé, soft, lustrous and light as a "cloud".

50 grams (1.75 ounces) $6.10

Rhea Super-Kid

80% Super Kid Mohair, 20% Lamb´s Wool
Using 4.5 mm (7 Cdn, 7 U.S.) needles and working in
stockinette stitch: 20 sts = 10 cm (4") = 25 rows.

This is a silky, lustrous, 4-ply worsted yarn. The small percentage of lamb´s wool gives it that little extra elasticity without taking away from the properties of the kid mohair.

The more a garment knitted with Rhea Super-Kid is worn and washed, the softer and fluffier it will become. Patterns shown in Rhea Mohair/Lamb´s wool blend may also be worked with Rhea Super-Kid.

50 grams (1.75 ounces) $8.30

Rhea Mohair/Lamb´s Wool Blend

25% Kid Mohair, 25% Yearling Mohair, 50% Lamb´s Wool
Using 4.5 mm (7 Cdn, 7 U.S.) needles and working in
stockinette stitch: 20 sts = 10 cm (4") = 25 rows.

This 4-ply worsted yarn is interchangeable for patterns employing Rhea Super Kid.

50 grams (1.75 ounces) $7.50




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