What are you knitting this week? For me, it's Shibui's Silk Cloud. This yarn is 60% kid mohair and 40% silk. It is light, airy and ethereal to knit with. There are a few ways to approach this yarn as you can easily knit with more than 1 strand.
Here I'm knitting with two strands. I am using just the one skein to complete this moss stitch snood. The yardage in these skeins are just exceptional!
Simple Pattern for this snood:
What you need:
1x 28gram skein of Shibui Silk Cloud (Habu Textiles Silk Mohair also works well, but you will need two balls)
Sewing up needle
Using 2 strands of Silk Cloud, loosely cast on 49 stitches.
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1 *repeat from star to end of row.
Repeat this row until desired length or until you almost run out of yarn.
Cast off loosely in pattern.
Sew ends together with a flat seam, taking care not to pull too tightly or the seam will gather.
Patience is required when knitting with such a light weight yarn. It's not going to grow nearly as fast as chunkier yarns, but the finished result is worth the patience and the labour. In saying that, it is a complete dream to work with! The two strands hold together quite easily, making it easy to knit.
The finished snood is so light and cushiony, only weighing 25grams!
Finished Measurements: 58cm x 31cm