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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Color Play Mohair Wrap

One of my favourite all time projects is the Color Play Mohair Wrap. The pattern is from Churchmouse Yarns and the yarn is Kidsilk Haze Stripe from Rowan.

We have copies of the pattern in the store or you can purchase on Ravelry.

This colourway is Bird of Paradise.
From Churchmouse
We played with four self-striping colorways of our favorite mohair and silk blend. The colors really do mix, mingle, sweep and swirl in unexpected and wonderful ways! No two pieces will ever be alike. Stretch your color horizons by choosing even just one colorway that you wouldn't normally choose—you'll be amazed at how it plays with your favorites!
Herb Garden
Hydrangea Hedge

Pansy Patch
Royal Botanical Gardens
This was my fifth wrap. We named it Iris Garden. Yes, I'm a bit addicted to the yarn and the pattern.

From Churchmouse
Each of our original Color Play Mohair Wraps combined four colorways of Kidsilk Haze Stripe into eight different sections. We noticed that we kept falling in love with certain sections, and wanted to spend more time with those two colorways.

Intrigued, we decided to try a whole wrap using just two colors of Kidsilk Haze Stripe from the Herb Garden colorway held together throughout.

A more subtle color shifting revealed itself as we worked -- still gloriously unpredictable -- and more watercolor-like in the blending, without a noticeable beginning or end.

It's also simpler to knit, and because each skein stripes differently, each wraps final colorway is utterly unique. We're hooked!
If you'd like to create your own combination, consider stretching your color horizons by pairing one Kidsilk Haze Stripe color that you wouldn't normally pick with one that's more familiar. You'll be amazed at how the resulting combination complements your favorite colors.

The wraps luxurious size lets it envelop your neck like an oversized scarf, or grace your shoulders with plenty of length left over for a lovely vertical drape.

Either way, we think you'll love the feeling of wrapping yourself in an artful fiber palette.
This sample is Avocado and Khaki

Golden olive and willowy greens, navy, and smokey teal.

Here are a few suggestions if you want to use two colours

Lush and California Sunrise

Hot pinks and corals, tangerine, magenta, dark boysenberry, lavender and orchid purple

Vivid and Nightfall

Medium to darkest violet, turquoise, greens from grassy to olive, denim and navy.

See all the shades of Kidsilk Haze Stripe.

Why am I writing about these today? We recently received news from Rowan that Kidsilk Haze Stripe has been discontinued. If you were thinking that you'd like to make one of these beauties then you might want to act fast before the yarn is gone.

We have kits in the store and on the website.

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