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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 pieces are Unapologetic Sweater and Too Good Dress.
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!!
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.