Silky Little Knits: Luxurious Designs and Accessories in Mohair-Silk Yarns

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Mohair-silk mix yarns are very popular with knitters for their gossamer lightness and wonderful sheen. Kidsilk Haze and Aura are two of Rowan’s most popular yarns—silky, soft and luxurious. Knitters have been pleading for more designs to knit with, and now Alison Crowther-Smith has created a superb collection of more than 20 designs for shawls, scarves, shrugs and capes, mittens, gloves, socks, bags and hats, as well as cushions and a throw, using these yarns, occasionally with the addition of other classic wool and cotton yarns. Because knitters love to try out new ideas and new techniques, Alison has included lots of tips in this book to show exactly how to deal with any of the potentially challenging elements, from turning the heel on a sock to knitting on four needles, for those new to the skill. With some great lace projects, delicate little capes and shrugs, soft and feminine scarves and shawls, soft and cozy socks and gloves, and even cushions and home decorations, this book of irresistible knits is just what every knitter has been craving.

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Alison Crowther-Smith teaches successful workshops for Rowan, a British yarn company. She is a former design consultant for the company and the author of "Shibori Knitted Felt."

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It’s uncommon that a knitting book deliberately chooses to concentrate on one type of yarn (not to mention one very specific brand), which is exactly what instructor-author Crowther-Smith espouses. The material featured is a combination of mohair and silk, admittedly not the cheapest or easiest wool to work with because of its airy fibery-tendril characteristics. Yet mastering its use is relatively painless, asserts the author; to ensure success, she not only provides upfront tips for the mohair mix—how best to handle and unravel the yarn, for example—but also embeds techniques throughout her twentysomething patterns. And, oh, what a selection! These deceptively delicate offerings—many accompanied by gift bags—range from a sturdy flower trellis scarf, using mohair as accents against a knitted worsted weight yarn, to glamour-drenched shawls with beads and/or sequins. Advanced or beginning knitters will welcome easy-to-understand directions, great romantically styled color photographs, indicated level of difficulty, and specific cast-on instructions, so critical in the finished look of a piece. --Barbara Jacobs

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