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Topic: Pondering a Sweater...Any thoughts?  (Read 407 times)
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superbly smitten
« on: September 27, 2013 09:58:22 AM »

I'm looking to start a wee little sweater that has a pattern suggesting a fluffy mohair yarn.  However, I have a really nice merino/silk blend that I'm itching to use (and no mohair for that matter...), and I'm wondering if that is a viable substitution (same weight/ply/etc as suggested mohair).  I know the feel will be totally different, but I'm more concerned about merino/silk being too heavy for a mohair pattern....
Really what I'm saying is I'm not used to merino/silk blends, and don't want to make this sweater only to have it weigh 1,000 lbs and be terrible =P
Any opinions?
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013 06:14:03 AM »

Have you done a sample yet? Not just to check gauge, but see how it'll look. Mohair is usually knit on larger needles for its weight than the merino silk, so that may be a factor. I don't think it'll be all that heavy - I've used a similar blend and it's pretty light.
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sue
superbly smitten
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013 06:16:29 AM »

Awesome---Thanks!  I'll make up a swatch when I get home from work =)
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