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Project 2: "Red Mohair" lace top

Updated: Jun 28, 2019

by Erika Knight:

Started Jan 15,2012 - Feb 4,2012

Craft: Knitting

Size: Small (33")


US 3 - 3.25 mm


Rowan Kidsilk Haze

4.1 skeins = 938.9 yards (858.5 meters),

Colorway: Blood

Color family: Red

Kidsilk Haze

by Rowan


70% Mohair, 30% Silk

229 yards / 25 grams


Jan 15: Mohair scared me at fists. It is so fuzzy and was hard to see sts. However, as I was half way through the back, I have developed the best way to hold and manage the yarn for me. Now it is not so bad at all. I am planning to add longer sleeves in the same pattern as the body.

Feb 4,2012: I have made a lot of changes to this top: sleeves, ruffles and the collar. The collar consists of 3 layers (2 knitted ruffles separated by organza fabric). The back of it is simply buttoned, which creates a flower like look. All my ruffles are made as prescribed by the pattern (Row 1-4 only, then 1 row even) except that I have been adding 2 sts in each repetition every other row. I wanted a vintage look, so this was my attempt! Overall, the mohair is not too hard to work with. Will do it again in the future. Very warm top (surprisingly)!