Cactus Flower by Fathom Harvill

Cactus Flower

September 2006
Aran / Worsted ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on US 8 needles with one strand of each yarn held together
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1631 - 1735 yards (1491 - 1586 m)
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This is a non-intuitive sweater, I think. Pairing a laceweight mohair and a slubby, silk-and-cotton tweed is not standard yarn store practice, and I felt a little dubious about it myself at first. But knitting one strand of each together results in a wonderful fabric with the heft and durability of the cotton but with the kitteny softness and vivid color of the mohair.

For pure pleasure, the cowl neck is knit of the floaty mohair alone, which brushes deliciously against the neck.