Friday, January 13, 2012

My mohair heaven.

From these two slivers,

Left; a mix of black Alpaca 80% with red yellow pink Silk 20%
Right; Ash grey shiny 100% Mohair

I spun (already some time ago) 1 single each and I plied those together. To get this;

Then using the following pattern for a lace shawl;

I knitted this shawl.

You see it here while it is blocked up (= damp from washing and stretched and pinned to the carpet to enhance shape and pattern)

The colours are very difficult to photograph...

 But if you look closely you may see the hint of colour that the silk provides.

It is 168cm/67.2" across the shoulders and 76 cm/30.4" down the back.
And I still have yarn left!

It has turned out much more beautiful then I had imagined it. I am happy with the result.

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