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Take Care Mohair!

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Today I have some really precious yarn to share with you! When Wool And The Gang contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would be interested to try their recently launched mohair yarn, I said yes immediately – I already worked with their pima cotton, Shiny Happy Cotton, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. My Riviera skirt, after two summers of wear, is in perfect condition – no pilling, no stretching and no color fading! So I definitely can vouch for the quality of yarn.

Take Care Mohair (how cool is that name?!) is a luxurious lightweight yarn, sustainably produced and biodegradable. Made of  kid mohair produced in South Africa, this yarn is really a dream to work with.

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

When I got the skeins out of the package, I gasped – I loved how it looked at the photos, but it is even more amazing in real life, incredibly light and airy! It looks like a cloud or a cotton candy! I notice that I hold my breath when I am knitting with it – it is just so delicate and gentle…

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

Out of 8 colors presented in the collection, I loved neutral Misty Mauve and Dusty Grey the most. I chose the latter – light silver-grey shade, one of my favorite colors. One of the qualities of Take Care Mohair that I especially liked is that the yarn is of aran weight, so your project will fly off your needles in a matter of days, but at the same time it is so light and airy that it feels like your are knitting with lace or even spiderweb weight yarn. The recommended needle size is 10 mm (US 15), but I decided to experiment and made a huge swatch, changing the needle sizes from 10 mm, to 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5.

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

10 mm creates very puffy, light, slightly transparent, almost weightless fabric. And as you go down with the needle size, the fabric becomes a little bit denser, but still very very light. Usual aran weight yarns knit with big needles can create beautiful oversize knitwear pieces, but unfortunately it can also create “bulky” look. Mohair, though also being of aran weight, creates a fabric that is light like an air.

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

The yardage is pretty generous – 100 m in 50 gr. You can definitely make a nice big cozy cowl with just one skein. For a simple stockinette sweater you will need 5-6 skeins, depending on the size/ease of the garment.

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

WATG gave me full creative freedom and I am so excited to experiment with this yarn and see where it takes me! I really hope to make justice to it and create something simple, modern and with an interesting touch, that will reflect company’s style. But if you can’t wait, you can browse the Take Care Mohair collection kits. My personal favorite piece is Unapologetic Sweater.

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

I believe this will be an exciting knitting story that I am happy to share with you! When I come up with the idea and finish the project, I will host fun yarn giveaway for you!!

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

Have a wonderful day today!

I’ll see you at Yarn Along!

P.S. The yarn was sent to me by Wool And The Gang for a review. All the opinions and thoughts expressed are entirely my own.


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By | 2018-02-15T21:18:30+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Knitting, Yarn|28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. AsKatKnits October 19, 2016 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I love mohair in theory – and that is absolutely gorgeous! I find knitting with it an exercise in frustration! It is not very “tink back” friendly! (And, I do that quite a bit! Haha!)

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

      Thank you!! Mohair is definitely more suitable for very simple and basic garments/accessories and stitch patterns. This one is so fast to knit though! As soon as I am done with the numbers/design ideas, I know I will knit the piece itself in a matter of days!

  2. Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 19, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Fancy fancy soft. Very well done as always. Next up, we visit Sourh Africa together to source the mohair. Your plane, or mine?

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

      Haha 🙂 You always make my day, Andrea! But how cool it would be to visit South Africa one day?!!

  3. Sarah October 19, 2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! I’ve never worked with a mohair yarn in that weight but it looks really pretty. I can’t wait to see what you create ! I know it will be beautiful as are your other pieces.

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Mohair yarn in aran weight is definitely not common, I am so inspired to try it in action!

  4. Caroline October 19, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Being from South Africa i’m up for a mohair sourcing trip. I know my way around at least 😉 This looks lovely! I am also a big fan of mohair so long as i’m confident with the pattern.

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Caroline! Oh, you should organize knitting retreat 🙂

  5. Melissa October 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I have yet to knit with mohair, but you make it all look so lovely!

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa! We are so lucky to have such a big variety of different fibers and yarns – knitters can never get bored!

  6. harknessangels October 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I have never worked with mohair. I love the color you chose! Looks so beautiful!

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love my swatches and hope that my idea will work out!

  7. Julie October 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    That looks sooooo soft, and so perfect for winter! I’m very intrigued by the aran weight, I bet that’s amazing.

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      It IS, Julie! And yes, these skeins are crazy soft!!

  8. Caffeine Girl October 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    That yarn looks gorgeous. I’ll look forward to what you do with it!

    • Alina October 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I am really inspired by this yarn!

  9. karen October 20, 2016 at 6:34 am - Reply

    beautiful light and fluffy yarn! how nice you were able to receive such a luscious gift 🙂

    • Alina October 20, 2016 at 7:55 am - Reply

      Thank you, Karen! So looking forward to making a nice cozy sweater with it!

  10. Zeta October 20, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Hello there, you little wooly fluffy cloud! You look so soft and squishy!

    • Alina October 20, 2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

      I’ll tell “them” you said hello 🙂

  11. Christine October 21, 2016 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness…that yarn looks divine. I am so interested to see what you end up knitting…I am sure it will be gorgeous.

    • Alina October 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine! This yarn is so unusual for me, but I guess that’s why it gave me such a boost of creativity!!

  12. Hanni October 21, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I have never worked with mohair, but it is on my list! I think I would make a really lightweight scarf or holding together with another strand would be a nice pulover…

    • Alina October 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      It’s definitely worth a try! I am also playing with holding it together with wool/alpaca thread and the effect created is amazing!

  13. Elizabeth October 24, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Goodness how lovely!

    • Alina October 25, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Enjoying this yarn so much!!

  14. Monica October 27, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I am so curious to see what you turn this into. i have never used mohair to knit with, the idea of airy totally appeals to me of course….and the colour is amazing!

    • Alina October 29, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Thank you, Monica! I am knitting a sweater with it right now and I am in love!!! This is really the fastest sweater I’ve ever made and oh so light!

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