Trying It

I’ve been watching a lot of knitting podcasts. I blame them for my love of huge faux fur pom poms. I know it is shocking, but I never fancied myself a faux fur person until I started watching the Grocery Girls. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of projects with lace mohair held with fingering weight yarn to make a fuzzy fabric.

I’ve got to be honest with you. I don’t know if I can be a mohair person. I love how the sweaters look on other people. I think the Love Note sweater is stunning. I just don’t know if fuzzy fabric is in my wheelhouse. I wanted to try it though, as I would like to try out new knitting techniques this year.

So I decided to test it out by making a hat. I grabbed a skein of sock yarn and a skein of sparkly mohair I had in my stash and got to work. I met my friend for our monthly knit night at the tap room and warned her I would be working on something unusual. She said she wouldn’t judge. Then she laughed at my project. I don’t blame her. It’s like I’m knitting a disco muppet.

This hat is not me. But I’ll wear it and see if I like the feel of mohair. If I hate it I will have two skeins of yarn out of my stash and the YMCA Supportive Housing Complex will have a new hat for their clothing pantry.

Have you ever knit something just to check out a technique?

14 thoughts on “Trying It

  1. Mohair isn’t for me, I have some in a felted jacket I did and the hairs drive me crazy. It is way too small now so goodness knows what I’ll do with it. I probably should try 2 colour brioche on a small project first, but as I’ve bought a pattern for a detailed scarf/shawl I’ll probably just dive in. I did try one colour brioche on a small project first though.

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    1. I’ve never done one color brioche, but I want to try it. I would just dive in if you have a pattern you like. I don’t think mohair is for me, but luckily it is a hat so it won’t take me long to finish my experiment.

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  2. Yes. Second only to swatching, it’s the best way to improve your technique and expand your ideas about knitting. Knitting with two threads held together has so much potential for color blending and crazy texture.

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