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Topic: Mohair : Fabulous or Yarn of Satan? Discuss  (Read 2997 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2006 01:25:08 PM »

It's synthetic, so I guess that's why it was so cheap.  I don't know... it doesn't seem that fuzzilicious wrapped in the skein... it really wouldn't show rib?
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2006 01:30:52 PM »

I like it, but oh, the frogging! It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. That said, I found this lovely alpaca mohair that was a dream to work with. KSH almost made me self-destruct when I tried to make a cape with it, but the alpaca was heavy enough that frogging it wasn't so awful.
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2006 02:17:33 PM »

I like it ONLY for scarves and art projects.  (And maybe another use but I can't think of any right now. Smiley)

Mostly it is Satan in yarn form.  But I did make these cool, fuzzy knit lamps with it one time.  A nightmare to dust, though. Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2006 03:32:59 PM »

It's synthetic, so I guess that's why it was so cheap.  I don't know... it doesn't seem that fuzzilicious wrapped in the skein... it really wouldn't show rib?

heee, but mine is real mohair and cheaper then yours:)

i don't know, if it is not that very fuzzy, it might show ribbing.. do you maybe have a photo of that yarn?
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2006 10:33:16 AM »

I started using my first 100% mohair yarn two nights ago for the first time, and I can't take it anymore! If it weren't for a Christmas gift I'd toss the thing! I can't see my stitches, the actual "non-fuzz" portion of the yarn is so tiny it's smaller than lace weight, and it gets on my face and makes me sneeze. I'm using a ball of Katia-something I picked up at my lys, so maybe another type of mohair would be less nightmare-inducing.
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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2006 12:21:35 PM »

I just picked up 800 yard of it at the Sheep and Wool festival in Rhinebeck. I want to make that pretty mohair sweater in the new Interweave. It just looks so pretty! And its SO warm!

It's going on th eneedles as soon as two projects come off. Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2006 12:41:04 PM »

I have a bag of black mohair(?)/something mix that seems to be about a DK or even worsted weight.  I got it from my aunt's friend who owned a yarn store in the 80s.  She has a TON of old/discontinued Rowan yarns and the handwritten label on the plastic bag said "Kidsilk" but the yarn-lady didn't remember what it was or where it came from. 

That said, I would like to try to make a sweater with it.  Any suggestions?  I just noticed the mohair sweater in the Fall IWK, which I could adapt to suit me (no turtlenecks for this knitter). 
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2006 09:25:21 AM »

Well subloke, I plan on trying that sweater from Interweave. I like the style and they rarely steer me wrong. There's also one from the first SnB book ( I think someone even modeled it in this thread) that my best friend did and it looks awesome.

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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2006 09:39:57 AM »

Had to chip in just to say: YARN OF SATAN! *crosses self*

Actually I agree with what someone else said -- I use it on scarves or other small projects. I started making a wrap *once* and well ... after letting loose a string of obscenities that would make a sailor blush, I've tried to stay clear of it ever since. The fuzzing is one of the top reasons I dislike it, the second is that I am pretty allergic to wool so when I knit with it I cannot stand the feel in my hands.
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2006 02:12:04 PM »

I found the label for mine, and it was Lion Brand after all - Jiffy.  And sure enough, 100% acrylic.  *flees from people trying to throw stuff at her*

You know, though, it's really not very squicky feeling, considering it's acrylic.  And it's not all nutzo crazy fuzz junk everywhere.  I kind of like it.
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