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Old 11-13-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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Do you like mohair?
A friend of mine said "I hate mohair, it's scratchy". I personally never wore anything made of mohair but certainly it doesn't look scratchy to me. I want to get some mohair yarn because I think it's so fluffy and they would make cute kids wear. Opinions?
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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I don't hate it but do find it to be very itcy.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:46 AM   #3
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Only mixed with other stuff. It's not itchy or scratchy, perse, but it's got this too smoothness that makes it feel weird by itself. Plus it sheds like crazy.
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I haven't ever knit with Mohair but I do have mohair scarf and shrug. It is itchy. I wouldn't use it for something you want wear against your skin. But I like the pieces I have.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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I like mohair it feels soft, looks cosy and it's warm but I can't wear it due to allergies.

Wearing a top underneath should help if your sensitive skinned.
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Originally Posted by cawthraven
Plus it sheds like crazy.

*nods emphatically*
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Thanks all. Maybe I shouldn't get it then.
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I really think a lot depends on the type of mohair. Kid mohair is pretty soft. The Rowan Kidsilk feels really soft (kid mohair and silk), but I have never used it. I am using the Colinette Mohair on a project and it is a bit itchy, but I think will be fine with a shirt under it. It is not shedding.
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May I suggest; go to a yarn shop or buy 1 ball and put it next to your skin or make up a swatch. It's the only way to know.
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I don't like it because I find it makes me itch like crazy and the shedding makes me sneeze! I always think it looks nice but when I get close to it I realise I should be running 10 miles away as fast as I can
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