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ArtLady1981
01-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Yolanda is my daughter's mother-in-law! Lovely woman!

My Rav Notes (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/malibu-scarf-for-yolanda)

This yarn is a bugger to knit with. It is two-stranded: a brushed kid mohair loop plied with rayon bouclé.

Anyway, as you knit along...the mohair doesn't knit up like the bouclé. You start out with them "together"...and after a few rows...you have 4" of excess mohair! Bah!

So then to use it up...I wrap the mohair an extra time with every other stitch across the row. Then the next row you sorta have to pick up the extra wrap like you do when working short rows.

Well this yarn was another one of those impulse purchases. I don't recommend this yarn to anyone who values their sanity!

Good old st st was the best stitch for this yarn. Yes, it rolls...but it's wide enough to be okay! It turned out beautiful!

It's hard to photograph this color indoors!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6591936905_27ca9e0ec1.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6591942217_3a876eba02.jpg

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ArtLady/85372259/5215611195_871f7723b0_z_medium.jpg

Jan in CA
01-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Just looking at mohair makes me itch, but the FO's are beautiful!

salmonmac
01-06-2012, 09:01 PM
You have such a wonderful eye for color. The scarf may have been a pain to knit but the result is lovely.

Olha
01-06-2012, 11:13 PM
The colours are stunning. Seriously, when I look at the second picture my eyes shift to staring mode and widen inappropriately :)

It was totally worth it.

Antares
01-07-2012, 01:50 AM
Warning! Warning! I think Olha is ogling your sweater!!!!!

And well she should as it's beautiful!

Olha
01-07-2012, 12:44 PM
LOL! I had to look up 'ogling' and all connotations are spot on :) That's exactly what I did.

nonny2t
01-07-2012, 02:43 PM
All I can say is better you than me!!! :roflhard: It is such a gorgeous hank of yarn though it is too bad it is so tough to mess with. The scarf came out lovely though even simply made. I am sure she is going to love it.

bambi
01-08-2012, 05:14 AM
It is really beautiful, in spite of the yarn problems. :inlove: I can see where a fancier st would not be useful for this lovely yarn.

Antares
01-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Warning! Warning! I think Olha is ogling your sweater!!!!!

Ha! If that had been a SWEATER, poor ArtLady would be hairless as well as witless by now!!

And you know, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking, now what did I call that thing again? Did I call it something besides a scarf?

I guess it's the curse of an editor--you somehow remember your mistakes even when you don't even know you made them!

I'm betting, though, that you won't be knitting any sweaters with this yarn, and you've probably washed your hands of it already. However, it is such a lovely color!

ArtLady1981
01-09-2012, 04:21 PM
...I'm betting, though, that you won't be knitting any sweaters with this yarn...

You got that right!

Not only is this yarn the pits to knit...it cost $31.50 (plus sales tax $2.99 = $34.49) per hank! Gah! :eyes: