Not long ago, I received a message through Facebook from a friend saying that she had some mohair yarn to give a way and would I be interested. Of course I very promptly replied that I was and not soon afterwards I was collecting a bag of 20 balls of beautiful vintage mohair yarn in the most divine pale blue with shades of lilac. Thank you Bronwyn!!
Now thinking that I would scour the Internet for patterns that used this particular yarn, I was lucky enough to come across a couple from that era I thought I'd share.
Firstly, let us consider this twisted braided feature - less was not more it seems!
Secondly, this is my personal favourite and one that I like to call the "Frilled Neck Lizard". I have always looked back on 80's fashion with a wonderful sense of nostalgia, but now I'm thinking that perhaps nostalgia should be replaced with horror!
Ultimately my first project with the mohair has been much less
Mohair isn't the easiest medium to knit with, but on the larger needles it's a dream. I simply cast on 22 and then continued in stocking/stockinette stitch until I thought the ideal length had been reached. I finished mine at approx 165cm/65 inches. Cast off and weave in ends.
I'm loving this scarf, the bulk of the mohair is very much at ease with the larger stitches and it's going to be perfect when the weather is a little cooler (which isn't today, it's 32 degrees Celsius!!)
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