Laceweight Purple Mohair

I am a habitual chunky-yarn knitter. I will go all the way down to double knit weight, but beyond that I find life is too short to bother :) The upshot of this is that my projects get very big very quickly. I have a few trips coming up where I have long flights, and basically with an 18 hour travel time, I can knit about one hand-lugged-sized quantity of wool!! So I've been looking for something more portable to take as my project.

I've got this laceweight mohair from http://www.thenaturaldyestudio.com/ and its absolutely gorgeous. The pattern calls for Rohan Kidsilk Haze, which I know is lovely but it really is quite pricey.

laceweight mohair laceweight mohair - in a ball

One of the skeins (I have three!) was wound into a ball by friends when I took it to the knitting group, its 400 yards per skein so I can't imagine I'm going to manage to crochet all that while I'm away.

The pattern is "Beaded Cobweb Wrap" from Erica Knight's Essential Crochet, uses a 6mm hook so the pattern is more space than yarn anyway, and it looks quite easy once you've done the cast on - its crocheted longways, so there's a mad long chain that you have to hook into to start with, something I always struggle with. I've been assured it'll look like chewed string until I block it and that I should just carry on regardless - I'll let you know how I get on :)

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