Newsletter 762

by Meg Strong

Meet: MO Fibers Silky Alpaca DK 
Make: The Jariq Shawl

MO Fibers Silky Alpaca DK ticks a lot of boxes for us. It's got an almost unparalleled drape and softness with a subtle stunning shine thanks to its buttery soft blend of superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk.  To say "it's soft!" is the understatement of the century! And we love that the alpaca and silk each absorb the dye a little bit differently, so there's a real depth of color to these skeins.

The Jariq Shawl, from designer Ainur Berkimbayeva, was specifically designed as a smooth, soothing knitting experience: no charts to follow, no complex shaping to keep track of, just an easily memorized stitch repeat that you can knit to almost any size. This triangular shawl is worked sideways - starting from the right tip and ending with the left tip - and allows you to easily customize the size based on the amount of yarn you have. Rin used three skeins of Alpaca DK for the oversized version seen above. We have this sample in the shop and the photos really don't do it's stunning.

Shop MO Fibers Silky Alpaca DK HERE! Get your hands on the Jariq Shawl pattern HERE!

Meet: MO Fibers Silky Fingering + Lace Mohair
Make: The Sheer V Sweater + The Diaphanous Raglan

MO Fibers Silky Fingering is a fingering weight superwash merino/silk blend. Its single ply and high twist results in a beautiful drape - and its slight sheen adds depth of color.

MO Fibers Lace Mohair is a lace weight, non-superwash kid mohair/silk blend. It's fluffy, soft, and perfect alone or for holding double to create a halo effect.

MO Fibers Silky Fingering and Lace Mohair were used together to work up the Sheer V Sweater and the Diaphanous Raglan pullover, both designed by Jessie Maed Designs. They both have an ethereal quality to them, combining Lace Mohair's pretty halo and shimmery core with the Silky Fingering. The resulting fabric is light as a feather with incredible drape. Both patterns are available in nine sizes.

The Sheer V Sweater (above, top) features an illusion V-neck floating between generous bell sleeves. The "V" neck is worked in Lace Mohair by itself, while the sleeves and body are knit using one strand of Silky Fingering held with one strand of Lace Mohair.

The Diaphanous Raglan (above, bottom) features a double v-neck silhouette and the sheer sleeves are achieved by using Lace Mohair alone, while the featherweight body is knit using one strand of Silky Fingering held with one strand of Lace Mohair.  

Shop MO Fibers Silky Fingering HERE and Lace Mohair HERE!
Grab the pattern for the Sheer V Sweater HERE; the Diaphanous Raglan is HERE!