I thought you'd like to see my pretty neighbor Jessica model my new shawl. I knit this specifically to wear this holiday season. Oh my, it was fun to knit, and it's so gorgeous. The pattern makes sense after a few rows, then I was off an running with just a cursory glance at the pattern every now and then. You start with a massive cast-on of 390 stitches for the medium size (the pattern has 3 sizes), but even with all those stitches, the knitting is fast and fun and easy. After the lace is completed, short rows shape the garter stitch body, then sadly, it's done. The pattern is well written and has row-by-row written and charted directions. I knit this with Rowan Mohair Haze in color Kiss with two strands held together. It's a soft squish of heaven in such a bright, cheery color--a kind of strawberry red. Rowan has recently slimmed their line to keep a smaller but gorgeous collection of core yarns. Seasonally they will offer select yarns that are limited edition only. This yarn, Mohair Haze, although a truly magnificent yarn, is not staying. //weeps tears// I've hoarded some, enough for three more sweaters because I'm not sure this yarn can be duplicated.
I'm mad about my new shawl!
Rowan Mohair Haze
70% super kid mohair, 30% merino
If you see it, you won't be sorry buying some.
Webs has it on sale.
Stay tuned for the Coffee Shop Wrap, The Barn Jacket which is a tweed cardigan from Carrie Bostick Hoge, and a simple pullover made elegant with Mohair Haze (again!) and a hint of Swarovski crystals at the neck.
My model is wearing a denim mini skirt! Remember wearing them from the 80s? I squealed when I saw it!
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