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Mohair Bias Loop - Shibui Silk Cloud & Cima Version

Mohair Bias Loop - Shibui Silk Cloud & Cima Version

Divinely comfortable.

When the summer day cools down at night, a little something around the neck or shoulders can add both comfort and eleganceeven at a picnic! Our Mohair Bias Loop—one of our all-time reyarnable faves—fits this accessory category perfectly.

It’s glorious in Shibui’s lace-weight Silk Cloud and Cima held together. The combination of mohair, silk, merino, and alpaca create a delicately warm yet lightweight fabric that’s scrumptious worn doubled as a cowl and elegant slipped down over your shoulders.

Grab the pattern below (if you don’t already own it) and select your yarn colorway. If you’d like to learn more about the yarn, just head over to the Cima and Silk Cloud yarn pages.

Approx. 16–17"/41–43cm x 42"/107cm around.

1 skein Shibui Cima (328 yds/299m) and
1 skein Shibui Silk Cloud (330 yds/300m), in a clear drawstring bag. Shown in Silk Cloud/Cima in Blueprint/Blueprint and Pollen/Brass.

Churchmouse Classics Mohair Bias Loop pattern;
Size J (6mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on;
US 10½ (6.5mm) circular needles, or size to get gauge;
Another circular needle to hold stitches while grafting.

Approx. 12 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

When knitting lace-weight mohair yarn, we prefer pointier needles over blunt. While none of the knitting maneuvers called for in the pattern are difficult, we like the extra bit of control and precision you get with a pointy needle. Pam knit up our sample and also suggests a slightly sticky, not slippery, needle surface.

This pattern has long been a shop favorite. We've all knit them—and sometimes more than one. It's a versatile, stylish, easy-to-throw-on kind of piece. The knitting is a pleasure too, with the simply biased stockinette fabric.

If there is a sticky part, it comes with the grafting—we recommend setting aside a couple of hours where you can begin and end the grafting. Once you've begun you won't want to stop. If you've not grafted before, we suggest a practice session; knit up a couple of 24-stitch swatches and follow the grafting instructions. You'll get into a grafting rhythm in no time and emerge an expert!

Printed Mohair Bias Loop pattern. (Requires shipping.)

Digital Mohair Bias Loop pattern. (Download)

COLOR: Abyss/Tar.

COLOR: Caffeine/Field.

COLOR: Brick/Bordeaux.

COLOR: Graphite/Fjord.

COLOR: Blueprint/Blueprint.

COLOR: Pool/Pool.

COLOR: Brick/Brick.