The appeal of a crochet project is made up of three parts.
First is the silhouette or construction of the project. Next is the crochet
stitch or fabric used. And finally there is the yarn choice. The yarn choice
can drastically change the look and drape of the final piece. Let's look at the
Vapor Scarf by Dora Ohrenstein.
|Vapor Scarf by Dora Ohrenstein
This gorgeous and easy crochet scarf is worked in a simple
V-st and shell stitch pattern. The number of stitches increases with each row
creates a fun and flirty ruffled silhouette. But what really gives this
delicate accessory its unique appearance and name is yarn.
A blend of seventy-five percent mohair and twenty-five
percent silk, this yarn transforms the stitch pattern and silhouette, softening
it and adding a feminine halo of fiber. Mohair comes from angora goats and is
much like wool in its absorption of moisture and warmth. It is much lighter than wool, making a great
spring yarn. The younger the goat the finer and softer the fiber will be.
Mohair has a subtle shine that is beautifully complimented with the gleam of
Of course mohair's greatest quality is the halo that many of
the mohair yarns boast. Individual mohair fiber ends escape the twist of the
yarn and frizz into that feminine halo. The softness of the stitches can make
it difficult to distinguish the stitches, requiring you to pay more attention
when working into the stitches. But after a little practice, you will learn to
identify where the next stitch should go, and it's all worth it for the
gorgeous finished fabric.
Play with mohair yarn today and download the Vapor Scarf
today for a special price of just one dollar. Or try this lacy pattern in a crisper
yarn that will highlight the gorgeous lace pattern.
P.S. Do you have any tips for working with mohair yarn?