It’s no secret that I’m more about letting yarn do what it’s supposed to do. What do I mean? Mohair added to any fiber, man-made or natural creates a beautiful subtle halo of color and softness, but combining novelty yarns together “knit as one” or with a natural fiber does not interest me. Yarns have their own fiber content, color and texture waiting to be transformed. Knit as individuals, different gauges and fiber content used in the same project creates a juxtaposition of weight and appearance which produces an interesting sculptural quality. In my personal opinion, combining yarns “knit as one” does not allow the individual yarn to speak for itself. Knit and crochet stitches translate for the yarn a language for all to see.
A sampler of textures expressed in the following images were knitted using Alchemy Yarns, and Habu (top left) and Habu and SMC Select (bottom two images). Using a size 10 US (6mm) needle, the stitches in the pieces were stockinette stitch, garter stitch, K1, P1 rib, K2, P1 rib, (RS) K1, P1 and purl back on the WS, seed stitch and Polperro Laughing Boy stitch. Kits for the scarf pictured below are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.