Oh, oh , oh…I have something new and exciting to share with you guys. (I kinda wish blogs had sound effects on them because I would have the trumpets blowing for this one.)
So without further ado, I introduce to you…Mohawk Wool!
Mohawk Wool is a 3 ply sport weight yarn that is sourced and spun right here in the USA! Made from Merino, Romney Wool and a touch of nylon, this yarn is a beautiful addition to our MountainTop Collection.
From simple stockinette to complex cables, the stitch definition on Mohawk Wool is nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say that working with this yarn was pure joy (I got to knit one of the samples for the book) and cannot wait till I have a couple of things off my needles, so I can cast on a few projects with the Mohawk Wool.
One of those projects is the Kimball Shawl from our newest book Every Day Knits. You might have already seen it, since it was featured in an ad in Vogue Knitting Early Fall.
When Tonia Barry designed this shawl, she wanted a traditional Shetland vibe with a twist. I think she accomplished her goal.
She started with a traditional top down triangle pattern. She wanted to add to the wingspan of the piece without adding length, so she experimented with adding short rows.
She then added a feather and fan border, but used different colors of the Mohawk Wool to really accent the scallop nature of the pattern.
The result is stunning. It’s one of those pieces that will go with everything in your wardrobe and you will never want to be without it. You can take it with you now, to throw on in the chilly A/C and use it later as a scarf or extra layer of warmth, when the cooler days arrive (hard to believe I am already thinking about fall…didn’t summer JUST get here?)