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Mohair Flor Sweater and Giveaway

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

Today I can finally share with you the sweater I have been working on for quiet awhile. When I first got Take Care Mohair skeins in my hands, I was overwhelmed with ideas and made countless swatches, trying to show off this beautiful fiber at its best. But they never “clicked” enough for me to turn them into a sweater, so I put them away for some time. Once I was wearing my La Flor sweater for a walk in town and this idea came to me – what this stitch pattern would look like in mohair? As I said before, I consider La Flor as one of my most versatile designs – you can play around with ease and many kinds of fiber to get a completely unique look. My first swatch made me really happy – I knew immediate that this is what I was looking for! I imagined a super cozy oversize mohair sweater covered in textured “flowers”.

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

But I knew I wanted to change some things in the existing design to fit new yarn. Mohair is fuzzy and it takes away the crisp stitch definition, which means it won’t work for every stitch pattern out there. So, I slightly changed the main stitch pattern of La Flor to fit new gauge and also opted for a more simple 1×1 rib for the hem, instead of a more “texture heavy” moss rib used in the original sweater.

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

This way the pattern just bloomed – I love how the texture is slightly “blurred” by mohair, but it is still there and creates beautiful visual effect.

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

One of the biggest changes made was the gauge obviously. The original La Flor was knit on much smaller needles and textured “flowers” look tiny compared to this version. Though I was knitting it on 7 mm needles, which is probably the highest number I went with for the sweater, the nature of this yarn doesn’t make it look bulky at all. In fact, it is probably the lightest sweater I own – you don’t feel the weight of it on your body at all. It is more like a big soft fluffy cloud surrounding your skin – amazing feeling! And with all that, it is very warm!

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

Among new details, you will also notice an added side split on the hem, raw sleeve edges and simple boat neck that is wide enough to wear off the shoulder. The modified drop shoulder sleeve is constructed in the same manner as the original one, the only thing that changed is the stitch count, obviously. Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

Mohair Textured Sweater Pattern

La Flor update will be published this Sunday!


Yarn Kit

Wool and the Gang team is offering you a bag full of the delicious Take Care Mohair skeins to make your own version of Mohair Flor. And the best part – you can choose your color! Take Care Mohair comes in 7 beautiful shades – you can stick to the original neutral grey or go bright! My advice – don’t choose too dark colors, so you don’t lose the texture effect of the stitch pattern. The winner will also receive the pattern copy! The yarn giveaway is open worldwide, except for Russia.

For yarn and one pattern copy giveaway, please, check my Instagram page today!

Wool And The Gang. Take Care Mohair | The Gift Of Knitting


And here I would love to giveaway 3 copies of the pattern, either for you or for your dear knitting friends. Just leave a comment under this post with your (or your friend’s) Ravelry ID and I will randomly choose the winner this Sunday!

Good luck and thank you for being with me!


By | 2018-02-15T21:00:00+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Knitting, Pattern, Yarn|38 Comments


  1. Vicky February 1, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    What a lovely pattern. Looks like a cozy sweater.
    vicksbears on ravlery

  2. Melissa February 1, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Oh Alina!!! It’s gorgeous! I love the halo and the modifications you made are spot on for the mohair! Adding this one to my favorites 🙂

    Sending all good thoughts,
    ~Melissa (knittingthestash)

  3. Stephanie February 1, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Oh, this is beautiful! I’m not usually one for mohair, but this is just stunning and looks so soft and cozy! I’m Sap on Ravelry!

  4. Cathy Vaucher February 1, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Gorgeous sweater!!! CathyVknits on Ravelry!!

  5. Rebekah Gass February 1, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous garment. I would love to make this!

    • Rebekah Gass February 1, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      bluenoseradrift on ravelry!

  6. Di February 1, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    That is a beautiful sweater and I LOVE big needles!!
    Dddress on Ravelry

  7. Esther Ruf February 1, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    This looks like the kind of cozy sweater I need in winter!
    I’d like to tag claar-woll and strickfraueli on ravelry.
    My ravely name is tucan54.
    Hoping for the best!

  8. Eva Zill February 1, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I would love to try and win this pattern my ravelry I’d is. ZippyZ

  9. Nan February 1, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

    This sweater design, the repeated motif, and the yarn all seem to have been made for each other. Each one supports the other two, and all three bask in each other’s glory. Amazing synergy!
    Ravelry: fmblfngrs

  10. Yulia February 1, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    My raveley id is yulia
    Would ❤️ to have this kit 🙂
    Thanks 🙏

  11. Zeta February 1, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Oh La Flor made of clouds is ready and stunning beautiful! Great job girl 👏
    Zetta203 on rav

  12. Claire Needham February 1, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I love it! Pizzamimi on ravelry!

  13. Christine February 1, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness…that sweater is stunning.
    woolercoaster on rav

  14. Akiba Russell February 1, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Alina – it is so feminine and so “you”. Gorgeous

  15. Kate Greenwood February 1, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful sweater!
    Wanderkeg on Ravelry

  16. Kim February 1, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    This sweater is heavenly! I would love to knit it.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the pattern.
    Kimmiekat on Rav

  17. Cheryl February 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    The pattern is so beautiful, and the yarn looks super soft and yummy. What a great combination of design and fiber.

  18. bthu February 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    This mohair sweater reminds me so much of the mohair cardigan I had (store bought not knitted) in the 80’s. We live in California then, but I would drive to the beach on the weekend in November just so I could wear it.
    May be it is time to knit one for myself to brave the cold in Colorado. Love it.

  19. btknits February 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    oops, forgot to put my Rav Id

  20. Andrea February 1, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I love this! I had no idea mohair could look so good in a patterned fabric!

  21. Andrea February 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Whoops – my Rav ID is amazinggrace.

  22. Joan Palubniak February 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I would love this pattern!

  23. Mary G February 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I love the final results of Mohair Flor!
    The texture and lightness of the fabric
    is perfect for the yarn.
    My ravelry ID is: mptang

  24. Elsa February 1, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I just finished a hat using mohair and turned out feeling so nice. I can’t even imagine how luxurious this would feel!

    iris7976 on Ravelry

  25. Linda Levasseur February 1, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I would love to knit one for myself as the winter is harsh here (in Canada).
    lindleva on rav

  26. Robynne February 1, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I just love this and would really like to knit it in the mohair, probably exactly as it is shown here.
    Rav ID is purlbaby.

  27. Chris February 1, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Oh, that’s lovely!

    padd82 on Ravelry

  28. Rumanci Finn Murdoch February 1, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I just love being inspired by other people’s patience until that perfect fit of yarn and pattern really works. Thanks for all of that today. A real beauty. rumanci on Ravelry

  29. autumngeisha February 1, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    What an absolutely gorgeous version of an already beautiful design. The yarn brings out the pretty texture of the stitch pattern in a very interesting way. Also love the split hem detail.

  30. Susan Miles February 2, 2018 at 12:09 am - Reply

    Lovely lovely! What a beautiful pattern you have worked out. I would love to knit it too! Sue
    I am Froglover on Ravelry.

  31. Vasiliki February 2, 2018 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Such a pretty pattern!
    vstarborn on Ravelry

  32. Abelo February 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Wow! As always You just kill me softly with Your ideas and FO photos! As always – gorgeous, amazing, feminine and elegant! Just love Your blog posts! Thank you for sharing this little but also a lot of Your creative minde 🙂 (Abelo on RV)

  33. Eugénie February 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I just discoverd you, your posts and your really beautiful patterns! This mohair La Flor is amazing! Would be great to win the pattern to expose your creativity in the Netherlands!
    Ravelty name: BeauBeauPantoufle

  34. Annette Schipf February 2, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    I love this stitch in the mohair! Beautiful sweater. Ravelry ID: Ettenna

  35. Kat @ felinity knits February 3, 2018 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Ahh that is so beautiful. What a brilliant blend of pattern and yarn.

    I would love the pattern, and am felinity on ravelry 🙂

  36. Elizabeth February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful and I absolutely LOVE mohair!! Brilliant
    YarnChitect on Ravelry

  37. Julie February 5, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Ooooh, it is so stunning, and it looks so soft and cozy!!! I completely love it.

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