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Weave Experiment || Mohair part 1

Weaving with Mohair Part 1 | The Weaving LoomLast 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.

Weaving with Mohair Part 1 | The Weaving LoomMohair 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.

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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Mohair yarn
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Candace Hill
    March 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I absolutely love mohair & use it a lot especially in tiny weaves. I will post a couple on my Instagram account where you can take a look. Landscape is my name there. Have fun weaving. Thanks for this post.

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      Kate
      March 23, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Hi Candace, Fun, I can’t wait to see the weaves. You can also add your Instagram link in the comments so others can see too 🙂

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    Anne
    March 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Yes! I have some mohair in a box of yarn I got ages ago. I am impatient when it comes to the tiny weaves to I more often use it as one strand of several as I go. Such a comfy/cozy texture!

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      Kate
      March 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Anne, it is super thin. I also tried more then one thread of it woven together, and in the future I also want to try weaving it with a worsted weight yarn that matches. I think it might give some extra texture, or maybe look odd, haha who knows.

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    Jen
    March 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I have knitted with mohair. Resilient and sticky and awful if you hve to rip back your work LOL. Its a lovely fiber with such lovely halo.

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      Kate
      March 23, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Hi Jen, I like how you call it sticky, because that is a great description. I can’t even imagine trying to pull it apart to rework. Have a great day!

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