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Old 07-27-2005, 04:06 PM   #1
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Mohair--and what to do with it!!
OK--here's my question....I got about 500 yds. of mohair from eBay awhile back. Do you think it is enough to make a shawl? I don't yet have a pattern, and I'd love some ideas for one that's challenging but not TOO much so--know what I mean? If not enough to make a shawl, perhaps a lacy scarf that's in a triangle, I guess. I tried doing something with it, and it's lovely, but I just don't know the right guage needles for this or what patterns would be good. I am, natch , looking for FREE patterns!! :XX: Oh, PLEASE help me--it is the only fiber I've bought that isn't acrylic except for the wool afghan I corcheted years ago. :rollseyes:
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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Check out the patterns in the Free Patterns section above. There are some lacy looking scarves that don't use too much.
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:21 PM   #3
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Ellen,

What weight is your yarn? The traveling vines scarf that Kelly is making might be a good choice. I'm not good at linking but it's at http://dogsstealyarn.com/vines

The original pattern calls for 370 yds of fingering weight yarn but I think KellyK is doing this in a different yarn ( and making it wider).

Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by MaryS
Ellen,

What weight is your yarn? The traveling vines scarf that Kelly is making might be a good choice. I'm not good at linking but it's at http://dogsstealyarn.com/vines

The original pattern calls for 370 yds of fingering weight yarn but I think KellyK is doing this in a different yarn ( and making it wider).

Hope this helps!

Mary
try this link http://dogsstealyarn.com/vines.htm

i think the "htm" is missing on the other one. I gotta say i looked at that one before but never noticed the name of the site...how funny...
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:43 PM   #5
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Thanks, Brenda.

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:13 PM   #6
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Actually, if the mohair is fuzzy, the pattern might get lost in the fuzziness....

Do you have a pic of the yarn, Ellen?
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:18 PM   #7
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Right now, I have a broken digital camera!! :( so I can't upload any pics; hope that will be resolved soon.

Thanks for everyone's ideas about the shawl!! I'll let you know when I swatch whether or not a pattern can really be dintinguished with the mohair!! :XX:
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A fine mohair lends itself beautifully to lace. And 500 yards is plenty for a scarf or wrap.

Here are a couple examples for you...
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OH...those are GAWGEOUS, Sil! And, YES...those would be MUCH better than the "chunkier" lace pattern that I am working. Although....you never know!
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:29 PM   #10
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OOH yeah!, Silver--those are both beautiful. I can really see the lighter one's pattern better-. "Doctor my EYES!!" Thanks so much.
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