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BessH
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  12:16:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm hunting down other silk/kid mohair yarns that mimic Rowan's Kidsilk Haze. So far I have found

Cascade's Kid Seta
Elann's Silken Kydd
Schulana Kid Seta
Sarah's Yarns Kid Mohair Silk Yarn
http://www.sarahsyarns.com/SYKidMohairSilk.html

Can you suggest any others?

Bess
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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  12:28:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How about Alchemy Haiku? I just love Alchemy's colors.

Jane

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dschmidt
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  1:36:30 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have any new ones but I've used Kid Seta and loved it.

Donna in VA

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NastiJ
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  5:48:39 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lion now has a collection of natural fiber yarns, including:

LB CollectionŽ Silk Mohair Yarn
0.88 oz./25 g (231 yd/212 m)
70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk

http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/lbCollectionSilkMohair.html

Seems to be reasonably priced, at $7/ball. Limited color selection, though.

Nancy J.

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Wen
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  9:00:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Colinette Parisienne is the same weight but 70% kid/30% nylon,
Kid Seta by Madil Yarns

Here is the ravelry list of 2ply mohairs: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/search#view=thumblist&fiber=mohair&weight=lace&sort=best

Wen


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Wen
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  9:02:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
here is the list of mohair/silk 2plys you appear to have 93 to choose from...

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/search#fiber=mohair%2Bsilk&weight=lace&sort=best&view=thumblist

Wen


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BessH
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Posted - 08/23/2010 :  03:33:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, thanks Wen. I'll have some fun perusing the list.

Bess
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marjotse
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  09:04:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Drops has also a substitute: Drops Kid Silk

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/garnstudio-drops-kid-silk

it is very much like KSH, maybe a bit less sheen.

Marjolein

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BessH
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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  4:47:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
oooo. Thanks. Of course - after looking over the spare bedroom stash on Sunday ... uhm. I don't think I am going to buy ANY yarn for a while. See my Sunday post under Stash Management and you'll see- or read about it on my blog. Ugh! talk about overload

:D

Bess
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lella
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Posted - 09/02/2010 :  10:31:15 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, Bess, thanks for initiating the hunt for subs for the Rowan yarn. I'm not going to be buying anything but Nordic sweater and also shawl yarns for now, so this is very helpful.

Lella
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churchlady
Warming Up

Canada
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Posted - 09/03/2010 :  09:00:31 AM  Show Profile Send churchlady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yummy! I'll have to look through those VK issues for the fluffy sweater patterns I thought I couldn't ever afford to knit. Thanks.
Sandra
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CAJill
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Posted - 09/03/2010 :  5:33:14 PM  Show Profile Send CAJill a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really like the Filatura di Crosa Superior, since I can't take the itchy factor of mohair. This Cashmere-silk blend is better for me.
You can read Clara's review of the yarn on Knitter's Review here:
http://www.knittersreview.com/article_yarn.asp?article=/review/product/070524_a.asp

Jill in CA
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flicka
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Posted - 09/04/2010 :  10:17:08 AM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jill, I agree with you about the Superior yarn. I bought some to make the Cardi Cozy from the second Mason-Dixon book. That pattern proved to be a bust (no pun intended) so the yarn is sitting in my stash looking lonely. What have you made with it?

flicka
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Laurie K
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USA
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Posted - 09/04/2010 :  12:04:38 PM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Silk Mohair from Habu Textiles, a beautiful 60/40 blend of silk and mohair ( no nylon eliminates lots of the itch factor) Artyarns Silk Mohair is also a 60/40 blend and seems a bit bulkier than the Habu, but comes in a range of really beautiful colors. I believe the above two yarns have 10 percent more silk than the Kidsilk Haze which also keeps down fluff. I agree, too, that the Superior is an exquisite although slippery yarn but no itch factor - the cashmere mohair blend is divine and also has a very nice color line.

http://the-yarn-princess.blogspot.com/

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flicka
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Posted - 09/04/2010 :  4:51:19 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Laurie, I just wanted to confirm that Superior yarn has no mohair in it; it is 70% cashmere and 30% silk, and it feels just as nice as it sounds!

flicka
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