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debb
02-13-2007, 12:59 PM
So my LYS had a sale last weekend and I couldn't resist. I have in mind a simple shawl but was wondering if anyone had used this? It calls for a size 8 or 9 needle, but I want a lacy style. Should I just go big and do garter or maybe something with YO and K2TOG? Where should I start with needle size?

Colinette Mohair (http://www.colinette.com/sess/utn1545d1edee4541e/shopdata/0020_yarns/0002_other+yarn+types/0060_mohair/product_details.shopscript?article=0450_Mohair%3D3 A%2BMonet%2B%3D28MOH-101%3D29)

dplantlady
02-18-2007, 11:25 AM
The yarn description suggests a 5.5mm or US size 9 needle. A yarn having that much mohair would generally be considered at least a worsted weight (16-20 sts over 4 inches). No reason why you couldn't try a simple lacy pattern; I think it would look lovely! :cheering: And you'd get the full effect of the "halo" of the mohair.

Good Luck

Diane

zkimom
02-18-2007, 12:37 PM
I think you could try anything from a size 11 up to a 15 and get a nice lacy effect with your yarn.

I like using large needles (although I haven't in a while) but find that anything over a 15 is uncomfortable to work with.

Hope this helps!

Susan