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Laceweight Mohair Carry-Along

In the past year, holding a lace weight mohair yarn with another yarn has become very popular. This gives the knitter or crocheter a whole range of new possibilities, including a larger gauge and added softness.

We recently knit some fingerless mitts with our new yarn, Donegal Tweed Fine. There was a lot of yarn left over from one 50-gram skein and so we swatched it with Rowan's Kidsilk Haze. The result was amazingly beautiful; we really love the fabric! On a US 5 needle (3.75mm) we got a gauge of 5 sts per inch, although it could also be knit nicely at 5.5 sts per inch. The fabric was light and "airy," yet we believe it will hold up without too much drape, making it perfect for a lightweight comfy sweater.

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