Delicious Mohair

Perfect example of what I mean when I say “there is no lack of beauty in our field”. This is the bottom of a dress for my collection…. I’m in looooveee.

I used Mohair yarn, which is typically made from the hair of an Angora Goat. This is actually my first time ever using Mohair and let me just say, it will not be my last. I knit this on the Brother machine (look back to post #1 for more info). The fiber is soooo amazing. It is a very thin yarn which normally would translate to being knit on a very fine gauge machine, but due to its “furry” qualities you can knit this yarn on a 7 gauge machine (mid-bulky gauge) and get this effect!

Fun facts about Mohair via Wikipedia: It is actually one of the oldest fibers still being used in textiles…It is durable, and resistant  to things such as water due to the yarns moisture-wicking (hairs the provides protection… like caterpillars) qualities, stretch, and flame!

Rosa

As a Knitwear designer there are several facts that you just… need to face.

The ultimate one being, that you will never ever be unstimulated. Your love for yarn will grow day by day until it has blossomed into a creepishly huge obsession. We are shown new fibers, new dying methods, and new blends every single day.

That being said… There is no shortage of beauty in the field we have all chosen, so lets appreciateeee.

My classmate Rosa’s fashion show development. Her amazing yarns, swatches, and sketches…
http://www.underqc.com/