Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lacy Mohair Shawl

The Quest for a Lacy Mohair Shawl - Part 1


On Wednesday nights I host the Crochet Studio at 3 Kittens Needle Arts in St. Paul. We have a great group of ladies with various skill levels and various projects going on all the time. There were a few who really wanted to crochet a lacy mohair shawl. We searched for pattern but couldn't find the "right one". The search continues; here I'm using Twinkle Handknits Kid Mohair with a G-6 (4mm) crochet hook, shells stitches, a few double crochets, a chain here and there, and that is about it. I loosely followed a shawl pattern called Seraphina.

I love Twinkle's Kid Mohair, it is soooo soft but terrible to rip, so I suggest you make sure you know exactly what you're doing before you begin. In this case, I knew I want to make this shawl so I was confident in starting it. I have a tendency to crochet, rip, repeat!

This is my first lacy mohair shawl, I've gone from chunky yarn and my P hook, to this, and honestly I love all crochet; big hook, small hook, chunky yarn to mohair, its all good.

7 comments:

Sue said...

So true, fuzzy yarn just doesn't frog well. But no need to frog that lovely shawl, you're off to a great start.

Funky Crochet Diva said...

Never ever tired anything in mohair, just didn't seem to hold up, but I need to think outside 'my box'!

Ellen Bloom said...

I've made so many Seraphina shawls, in all kinds of yarn...from Koigu sock yarn to LB Homespun Chunky! I've never used a mohair-type yarn and a large hook. Yours looks fantastic! Love the creamy color too!

Anonymous said...

I have crochet a few Seraphina shawls for gifts, one for my self I used Homespun so it went really quick, also made one with Jiffy. Nice job!

kansas crochet mom said...

beautiful! can't wait to see it finished :)

Sheila said...

Yes, agree frogging & fluffy yan is a terrible mix, but your shawl is coming along nicely.

crochetgurl said...

it looks so soft and pretty...i tried out a L hook for the first time lately...it's rather strange how they're so much harder to find than N, P, S, and Q in stores