09/12/2013

Something a little different!


Hello! I won a few skeins of this soft, misty, almost magical brushed mohair in the October Monthly Challenge hosted by the gregarious Maryanne from Woolhogs fame and WOW! At first I was speechless - what is a cotton lover to do with mohair yarns?!  It is so delicate and raw simultaneously that I was completely in awe. 

Inspiration struck after I touched the strands, played with the yarn between my fingers and put mood boards together. I started dreaming up endless ideas, possibilities and patterns so utterly suitable to the raw look of the yarn, but finally settled on a mesh pattern.   

Mood-boards put together from my Raw Rustic Pinterest

 

Yarn: African Expressions Love Brushed Mohair
Hook Size: 7mm
Patternliveinternet.ru nr 10 as found on Pinterest


Hint:

In order to prevent total chaos, I imported the pattern into the Doceri app on the Ipad and colour coded the rows as seen in the below image. 



11 comments:

  1. It seems so very delicate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tip on the Doceri app, wasn't aware of this. Love your mood board, some gorgeous images. xoxo

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  2. I love your approach to your projects and it is good to know that I am not the only one who will colour-code things for clarity. Thank you for introducing us to new apps and pattern sources.

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  3. That looks super cool. I love your creativity!!!

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  4. Thank you everyone, I like the yarn so much, I actually bought more colours in addition to this, the cream and the rose I won. I supplemented with purple, tomato red and aqua - who knows what is next on the list of Mohair items!

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  5. Please could someone tell me how many chains to do to start and how to know where to insert the treble crochets? I'm a crochet beginner - many thanks

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    1. Hi Jan, you can start with about 30-32 stitches. I messed up from time to time with the stitches (don't say that loudly) and simply adjusted as I went along. It is a forgiving pattern, so no need to be exact. I inserted the trebles underneath the chains and not through any as far as I remember, but will delve through my storage tonoght and take out the scarf to doublemcheck. Hope this helps!

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    2. Meaning chains, not stitches in that first sentence.

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    3. Yes it does, thank you! It's a lovely scarf for the chilly spring weather we're having here in the UK, looking forward to having a go.

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