Romi Hill has had a lifelong love of mohair, and in that time has picked up a few tricks to make using this gorgeous fluffy fiber in lace knitting much easier. If you are a mohair lace lover too, join Romi in exploring the best ways to work with this wonderful cloud of magic. We’ll be looking at casting on (including a crocheted provisional cast-on), fixing small mistakes, ripping back without disaster, gauge, beading, joining new balls of yarn, and binding off while we work on a miniature shawl.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, beginner lace, Comfortable with knitting lace
Mohair/silk laceweight yarn (approximately 225 yards/25 grams), US 8 needles, US 1 needles, stitch holder, mercerized cotton or nylon waste yarn (fingering) and a crochet hook for the waste yarn, approximately 20 size 6/0 seed beads and crochet hook to fit through beads, size E crochet hook for bind-off, and sharp sewing needle (eye must fit silk core of mohair/silk yarn when mohair halo is stripped from yarn)