Saturday, November 19, 2005
OTN - SIL's "Old Shale" Shiraz Scarf
This is a gorgeous Cleckheaton 12 ply mohair. I picked up 2 x 50g balls and a small amount of another ball in a Salvos store some time last year and have been waiting for the right project to present itself.
The photo does not do it justice. The wool is a rich maroon colour and the pattern quite delicate. With the pattern being over 5 stitches, there is no wrong side to the work.
Materials: About 110g of Cleckheaton Mohair, 12 ply (worsted). It's 92% Mohair, 4% Wool and 4% Nylon. 100m to a 50g ball.
Needles: 7.5mm plastic
Pattern: Found just the right pattern at the Mielkes Fibre Art site. Old Shale is fancy looking but easy enough to do, and frankly the gauge doesn't really matter. I'm just knitting until I run out of wool.
Vital Statistics (added 24 November)
18cm (7 inches) wide, 175cm (69 inches) long and fluffy.
This pic from the Mielkes Fibre Art site.