Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mohair scarf

A while back, I posted a sneak preview of a scarf called the December Scarf from Sheera, available here on Ravelry.
I used Kidsilk Haze yarn from Rowan, color 00636 called Mist. It is a very pale grayish lavender. The color seems to read a little different depending on lighting and backdrop. Against white, it looks less blue than in the above photo.
Looking more gray here
From a distance, against this dark chair, it looks white.
The pattern was not difficult if you have a little lace experience and are comfortable knitting from a chart. Kidsilk Haze is 70% mohair, 30% silk. The openness of lace knitting made this project a little slippery on my Harmony needles. Stitches were accidentally pulled off the needles a few times, but no little ears were around to hear the words that escaped my mouth. I usually curse quietly anyway.
I used one skein of yarn which was 25 grams, approximately 229 yards, with a small amount left over. I might try this pattern again in a completely different yarn. The drawback might be that the wrong side of the scarf will noticeably be the wrong side when a different yarn is used.


Sewconsult said...

I LOVE the scarf! My daughter needs to see this, so I can put it on my wish list.
Hope that you are feeling better by now. I am still coughing, which can zapped my energy after 4 coughs!

Rudee said...

It's beautiful! I love KSH. Actually, I love ALL mohair.