Thursday, December 29, 2005

Do you think...

I could make a Clap out of a worsted weight 85% wool/15% mohair blend? It's a heavier worsted (4 sts = 1" on size 9s) in the MOST gorgeous colourway...Columbine. It's Wonderful Wool by Steadfast Fibers and the sample doesn't do it justice.

Or will it not be drapey enough, and it will look crummy?

Be honest, please.

Thanks!!!!

5 Comments:

Blogger carolyn said...

I am far from being an expert, but I would fear that the mohair would make it hard for the dropped stitches to drop, what with the clinginess of mohair and all. Did you take a read through the threads on knitty.com to see if anyone had anything to say about using yarn with mohair content?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

I think you're right. Momentary lapse of reasoning skills. Yarn lurve - you know how it is.

Thanks for the reality check, Carolyn.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

When I think of that content I think of Lamb's Pride and the like, so maybe a little too heavy? And I agree with Carolyn about the mohair.

Do you have the yarn already? Maybe you could make a skinny, smaller version? More like a scarf.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

I do, I just got it today in an insane impulse purchase. It's OK, I was just so excited, I thought I'd ask. The right project for that yarn will present itself. I'm back to waiting for my Andean Silk sample card. I just need to be patient, and support all of you who are ready to roll with the Clappy.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Aria said...

I've about decided to put off Clapotis... I just can't seem to figure out what yarn I want to use, and I found a great little pattern for a basic shell I like, which I think would be a good first "sweater" not so much because of the lack of sleeves, as much as that it can be worn any time of year... so I think I will wait and be even further behind the times on clapotis...

12:03 AM  

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