Last time I was buying yarn, I decided to add a ball of mohair into my cart. It was on sale and I have never worked with it before, but I’ve always been intrigued by the weaves that contain it. And actually this mohair I bought has some silk in it too, you know because sometimes I’m fancy. And if you’re asking what is mohair even? (I didn’t know before recently myself). Mohair is the long hair of an angora goat that has a silky quality to it.
Mohair yarn is really thin and fuzzy and I assumed it would be delicate, but the yarn I purchased was the opposite. It might depend on how it’s spun, but what I got was strong and had very little stretch to it. I put it next to my normal warp thread and a Sport weighted yarn to show how thin mohair is in comparison. You can even see the fuzz on the mohair, it’s a funny little yarn.
I’m really excited to give weaving with it a try, and I’ll be sharing with you the outcome and of course any tips I discovered along the way. If you want to know more about the yarn I got, check out my ‘Shop this post’ below.
Have you ever worked with mohair before, even if it wasn’t in a woven project? I’m curious what you think about the yarn. I love to hear what you’re working on, even if it’s not mohair related.
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