Friday night I finally got to knit the Medium Brushed Mohair from Be Sweet. Oh, man! What luscious stuff! For me the first and most important thing is that it didn’t make my eyes itch. A lot of mohair does, and I’ll often continue to use it despite that, but it makes it less fun than it could be. So I’m happy when I find the ones that don’t.
This is like knitting with cotton candy: light, soft, delicious, but not sticky (unless, you have to rip!). I just did stockinette because I was imbibing a martini, but gauge was perfect for what I have planned. Next step is to work stitch patterns, and then finish writing the pattern. I’ll be looking for a knitter for this one! I am also writing a pattern for a small accessory to be used as a gauge swatch. I know everyone doesn’t love making swatches, so I’m trying to trick you into doing them by having fun and quick accessories to make.
Saturday I got to move onto working the stitch pattern, which is surprisingly easy even though it has patterning on every row. Easy to see where you are though. So I’m almost done with that, and am ready to go to my next project.
Here it is. The pattern will release on Thursday. This is going to be a special version, and the photo will get replaced as soon as I finish my samples.
Notice the long size 3(3.25mm) dpns? I’ll use those for the hat. I have tons of 7.5″ long dpns which have all been replaced by 5.5″ dpns, so I just use them for the odd larger project or for working flat over smallish numbers of stitches. The yarn is from Claudia Hand Painted Yarn.
I’ve not done the finishing on my Blue Canoe because I want to do videos while I do it. Maybe tomorrow. I had other work that I needed to do today.