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Soft and Luxurious: The Beauty of Mohair in Hand knitted Apparel

February 17, 2023

When it comes to handknitted apparel, there are few materials that can match the beauty and luxury of mohair. Mohair is a natural fiber that comes from the Angora goat and is known for its softness, luster, and durability. We will explore the unique qualities of hand knitting mohair apparel and why it is a perfect choice for those looking to create beautiful, high-quality hand knitted garments. What is Mohair and Where Does it Come From? Mohair is a natural fiber that is obtained from the Angora goat, not to be confused with fur from Angora rabbit. These goats are primarily found in Turkey, South Africa, and the United States. Mohair is considered a luxury fiber due to its softness, luster, and durability. It is also a sustainable and eco-friendly fiber as Angora goats are shorn twice a year, and the fiber regrows without harm to the animal. Qualities of…

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Why Hand-Knitted Wool Items are Expensive: Understanding the Cost Behind Premium Quality

December 22, 2021

Wool products are expensive, and this is partly due to the fact that it is a natural fiber that is produced by sheep. The process of shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning, and dyeing wool requires significant time and resources, which contributes to the cost of the final product. Additionally, wool is a premium material that is known for its durability, warmth, and comfort, which also contributes to its higher price point. Wools are sold on auction. Australian wool auction is popular ones. The price of Wool also depends up fineness of the wool measured in micron. The less the micron the more softer the wool and more higher the price. The wool.com shows the weekly auction price based on different micron. Once the wool are auctioned it needs to go through the process of turning into yarn. The yarn could be of different thickness and mix. Hand-knitting wool items is an…

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Finding Hand knitting Yarn – WOOL in Kathmandu

May 10, 2021

In the world of handmade knitwear, the search for the perfect wool is a journey in itself. And here in Kathmandu, where hand knitting has been a part of the culture for generations, finding the right yarn can be a challenge. But as the owner of a knitwear supplier, I am no stranger to the hunt. Hand knitting requires thicker yarn than its machine-made counterpart, and so we rely on the local market for almost all our raw materials, wool being no exception. But the search for high-quality, soft wool is not an easy one. It can be scarce and, when found, often comes at a premium price. All the details in this article is based on our experience with the local market around us. And while we do rely on a local factory for the final preparation of the yarn, the raw materials themselves often come from far-off lands.…

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Manufacturing Process of a Hand knitted Hat

November 30, 2020

The art of hand knitting is a unique and time-honored tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. At Rochak Handknit Craft, we take pride in our ability to create high-quality hand knitted hats using traditional techniques and the finest materials available. The hand knit beanie measures 55cm in round circumference and 20cm in height. The hat is made of 100% wool, has a mixed color pompom, includes colorful embroidery and lined with polar fleece, weighting around 70gms. Once we receive the order on a handknitting hat, we go through following steps 1. Prepare the Raw Materials Our manufacturing process for hand knitted hats begins with the selection and preparation of the raw materials, which in this case is 1/2 NM 28 micron wool, but it could be any raw materials like Merino, Mohair etc. We source 100% wool yarn from local suppliers. The wool yarn is dyed…

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Updated logo & domain of Rochak handknit

Changes to Rochak Handknit Logo and Domain

September 3, 2020

We have made few changes to the branding of Rochak Handknit. The changes includes updated shorter domain and more expressive logo. We have updated our logo It has been long time we have updated our logo. Before it was a knitted work with RHK letter on top. Now its a women knitting with a smile. We believe this new logo reflects more on what we are. Kudos to Ngodup Dorjee of V3Creation.com  for his work on the logo. I have always admired his work & his effort he puts to make amazing designs. We have also moved to a new domain RochakHandknit.com. The old domain was long one and also included dash (-) which makes handknit sounds like completely unrelated words. We want to make it easier to pronounce in one word. It has also been difficult to relay our website to others as most of them comprehend it as Rochak…

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International Women’s day 2019

March 8, 2019

Today we celebrate the International Women’s Day 2019. It has been a wonderful experience to be able to wish these to others, as we see the power of women changing the world. Started by a individual women 23 years before, today our organization have grown to be able to work with more than 200 skilled women who everyday works their magic with their knitting skills & experience. We would like to express our sincere gratidue  to all the wonderful women who work with us and all our customers(btw all women), that have been so kind & hard working.

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Providing training to Blind people at Sparsha Project

Hand knitting Training for Differently Able

April 21, 2018

We were approached by good people from Gwahali for providing hand knitting skill development at their facility for their “Sparsha(Touch), the Knitting Project“.  This was a greatly unique experience for us having a hand knitting training to ones who not able to see. We felt this was a challenge and even had doubt on the project completion. And we were proved so wrong.The wiliness & desire to learn a new skill of the participants was so strong that we were thrilled to be with them. Everyday we were so amazed by the questions they asked, things they felt, new methods they learned and the way they applied it. Seeing this happening was truly inspiring for us. We can confirm that the knitted products they made was par with other knitters we work with. At the end of the training period we were very proud of what they have completed & achieved.…

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International Women Day 2018

March 9, 2018

Its International women day today(8 March 2018). And the day is more significant to us here at Rochak Handknit Craft. Our organization is fueled by works of talented women. Our staff members (who BTW are all women), all our women knitters throughout different part of Kathmandu locality, our inspirational proprietor  Ms. Rukmani Devi Shrestha, even companies we work overseas are women led, who all have set extraordinary examples in the society. We could not be more happy to celebrate & recognize the skills, hard work & integrity of these wonderful women who have continued doing amazing work  through all these years. We wish a Happy International Women Day 2018.

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