I don’t like mohair … ok, I said it. At least that’s what I’ve always thought; however, these past six months, I have found myself falling in love with three mohair-blended yarns from the shop. So, instead of picking one yarn to share with you, I thought I’d share my mohair journey. It all started with a Shibui mix party at one of our retreats (that was quite a while back). At a mix party, Shibui supplies you with mini skeins of all its yarns. Shibui then gives you a chart with needle sizes and gauges for mixing two yarns together. This was my first experience with Shibui Silk Cloud, which is exactly as the name describes, a soft, airy blend of kid mohair and silk. I have since knit many Shibui patterns with this yarn, and it adds a hint of extra softness and pure luxury to each one.
Being the brave sort that I am, I thought I’d continue my mohair exploration and try something with Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. Odessa suggested I do the Airplane Scarf by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas, and it was so wonderful. Again, I loved the soft airiness of the yarn. Combined with beads, it was a little touch of heaven, and I can hardly wait to give it to my sweet mother-in-law, Flora, on Christmas morning. It is so delicate and lovely, and it will be perfect for her.
I always knit a little something for my boys for Christmas, and my husband, Don, knits something for the girlfriends and my niece. This year, the boys are all getting Basic Vamps slippers by Fleece Artist. This pattern combines Fleece Artist merino 3/6 and Hand Maiden Angel Hair. Angel Hair is a fine blend of mohair and nylon, which is super soft. Once again, I’m knitting with mohair, and because it’s dyed in all the great colours that Fleece Artist has to offer, it will make the perfect slippers for the boys.
With my Christmas knitting just about finished, it’s time to think about a holiday knitting project just for me. It think it’ll be between the Shibui Gradient, knit with four different colours of Silk Cloud or the Rosedale Street Cowl by Kate Fisher which is knit mixing Shibui Dune and Shibui Silk Cloud. Or maybe I’ll just have to do one of each.
So, really, I guess it would be more accurate to say … I LOVE MOHAIR!!!