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Mohair Flor. Textured Sweater Pattern

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

When you love knitwear to the moon and back and your dear friend loves to play with camera and light, magic happens. We chased the sunset light to catch the halo of mohair and the texture of La Flor. The result is a collection of soft mellow photos that I hope will be able to show you the beauty of the fiber and stitches.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

Mohair Flor is the update for my La Flor sweater published almost two years ago. Inspired by the beautiful mohair from South Africa – Take Care Mohair by Wool and the Gang – the sweater features loose fit, simple finishing and engaging easy to knit textured stitch pattern.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

Light as a feature, this sweater is incredibly warm and has a slight drape to it. Knit on US 10 1/2 needles, it is almost instantly gratifying project – it will fly off your needles! The repeated every 4th row “textured flowers” will keep you interested and in between rounds of good old stockinette will be perfect for relaxing knitting time.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

In Mohair Flor version I simplified the sleeves shaping – there are less decreases in order to have a slightly wider sleeve cuff and I omitted all the edge trimming – leaving the raw bind off edges for a more casual and cozy look.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

I love this sweater in the neutral – Dusty Grey – color, but you can also play around and some bright colors. Wool and the Gang has 7 shades to choose from – I would make my second version in Lovely Lilac

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

Mohair Flor is shaped the same way as the original one – seamless bottom up sweater with the modified drop shoulder sleeves knit in the round top down. Because of the nature of the pattern, you can easily modify the length of both the body and the sleeves of the sweater.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

One of the modification made to the original pattern is the neckline – in Mohair Flor I left it more open with the minimum shaping to create a wide boatneck, which, if desired can be also worn off the shoulder.

Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift of Knitting for Wool and the Gang

Genreral Pattern Information

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

XS 30-32″ (75 – 81.3 cm)

S-M 35-37″ (89 – 94 cm)

L-XL 43-46″ (109 – 117 cm)

2XL 50″ (127 cm)

3XL-4XL 56-58″ (142-147 cm)

F I N I S H E D   M E A S U R E M E N T S:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 35 ¾ (42 ¾, 49 ¾, 56 ¾, 63 ¾)” (91 (108.5, 126, 144, 162) cm).

G A U G E

11.5 sts x 14 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Textured Flowers stitch after blocking.

1 rep of the Textured Flowers st (10 sts) = 3 ½” (9 cm)

Y A R N

6 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Wool and The Gang “Take Care Mohair” (109 yds [100 m] in 1.75 oz [50 g]; 78% kid mohair, 13% wool, 9% polyamide) in Dusty Grey.

The textured flower pattern is charted, has written step by step instructions and photo tutorial.

Big THANK YOU to my dear friend Elena for helping me with these amazing photos! I would also love to thank Wool and the Gang team for inspiration, beautiful yarn and offering such a great giveaway to my readers!! I really appreciate it!

Giveaway Winners

Randomly picked pattern giveaway winners are Zeta, Chris and Abelo!!! Thank you so much for taking part in the giveaway – you will receive your copies today!

Please, check my Instagram page later today to see Wool and the Gang yarn giveaway!

La Flor pattern (2 versions) is available for $7.

If you’ve already bought the original La Flor, please, wait for the update today – it is completely free!

Both pattern files are included in one pattern, which means you get 2-in-1 deal to have more freedom to experiment with your yarn and the look of the sweater.

Thank you for your support!


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By | 2018-02-15T21:04:53+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Zeta February 4, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much my dear!
    You are a dream!!!! 😘
    Also really gorgeous in the photo shoot!
    Very professional outcome 😊

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Thank you dear, Zeta! Glad you like it!!! Hope you will enjoy knitting it!

  2. Abelo February 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! I can’t believe! 🙂 Thank you so soooo much! 🙂 And the photos – WOW! The most romantic and soft I’ve ever saw. Realy, increadibly professional result – starting from the sweater, modeling and photos! I hope to see more of such beauty 🙂

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

      So happy to read your excitement, Abelo! Thank you so much for your kind words – so glad you like the final result! Please, enjoy La Flor!!

  3. Christine Duncan February 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Wow what a gorgeous sweater and it must feel amazing to wear. Beautiful work Alina!

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine!!! I wear it almost every day now – just can’t get enough of this cozy feeling against my skin!

  4. Carmela Biscuit February 4, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful! And the photosession is wonderful, I love the pictures on the cobbled stone background!

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Carmela! Love the cobblestone too, was such a challenge to make photos there – it is actually in the middle of the road – had to jump back and forth to let the cars pass. But the result is worth it 🙂

  5. Chris February 5, 2018 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Thank you, I’m looking forward to knitting La Flor!

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Yay!!! Looking forward to your version!

  6. Lisa February 5, 2018 at 5:53 am - Reply

    While I am not sure if it is something I can wear to work, I will say that this is a very tempting pattern. How you manage to make so many beautiful things so easily is a mystery, but I applaud you for it. <3

    • Alina February 5, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you, Lisa!!! I wear it a lot to work, but we don’t really have the strict dresscode in the office. You can try to wear it with a camisole top underneath 🙂

  7. Julie February 8, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    This looks so exceptionally beautiful!! And I love sweaters that can also do a little off the shoulder action, there’s something so wonderfully sensual about that, especially in the mohair. I think I’m going to have to knit this in mohair now!

    • Alina February 11, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, dear Julie!!! I also have a soft spot for off the shoulder knits – this contrast of knitwear fabric and bare skin is so beautiful!

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