Friday, August 26, 2011
Day 239 and Ghost
I've always found mohair to be a give and take fabric. It gives you a rockin' cool halo, but it takes a lot of getting used to the prickly feeling. Whether you find it itchy or comfy, because it has such a strong halo, it's one of the great yarns to use when you need a little to go a long way. The halo doesn't have to be considered when thinking about weight of the yarn, but it can if you want it to be. I used a double thickness on size 35 needles (19 mm) over 8 inches. I did 5 rows of stockinette and 5 rows of reverse stockinette. The key thing to notice is how much coverage such a thin yarn gives when it has so much loft.