This is the silkiest, drapiest, softest, un-itchiest mohair ever made! I just want to wrap up in it and laugh in the face of the snow. So I grabbed four different colors, some size 10 needles and cast on 45 stitches.
Working with two plies at a time, first one color, then two, allowed me to make 8 colors out of 4. Twenty rows of seed stitch in each of the 8 colors, repeated twice, resulted in a shawl 13″ wide by 68″ long.
There are lots of color choices – we have a cool spectrum (above) and a warm one (below) all kitted up, and for sale on the website. There is a neutral colorway in the works (just awaiting a yarn shipment), and several other possibilities are in stock, at the store.
During the knitting, as it grew longer in my lap, I began to long for a blanket just like it. If you look at it on the mannequin, below, you can see how it would look if two shawls were placed side by side………
So, three would be a perfect width, and I would turn the center one the other direction just to mix up the colors even better.
I think I would make the stripes wider and shorter – say, 50 stitches wide and 18 rows per stripe. This would make it the perfect afghan size, after gentle blocking.
With just four balls of yarn, one can make this shawl, two scarves, or an Infinity cowl (just stitch the ends together, with or without a moebius twist!!) With three kits, one can make an afghan and with four the most luxurious blanket, ever!!