Yarn Profile: diVe Mohair Kiss Ombre
The mohair I decided to try attracted me because of its extraordinary color. Although diVe Mohair Kiss is available in a number of solid colors, it was the "Ombre" multicolored line that drew my eye immediately.
Not only are the Ombre colors vivid and compelling, but they are spaced close together so that your resulting garment has specs of color instead of sloppy looking stripes.
You're likely to find this yarn at your local shop, possibly in the sale bin. As for the online world, I was only able to locate it online at Yarns-And.com, where it's sold in economical 10-skein bags. You can view the Ombre color card here and the solid colors here and here.
The colors are typically Italian, varying from loud and sassy to rich and sensually earthy. For this review, I used color #1058.
It was a pleasure to watch the colors unfold in front of me. Each color is dyed in shorter batches, making the color changes more frequent.
Blocking / Washing
There was no change in gauge, and no visible loss in color.
The swatches required only minimal blocking. With brushed mohair, blocking can flatten the fluff. To revive the texture, simply take the dried, blocked garment in your hands and squeeze it a few times.
There's a slight brassy feel to the yarn when placed directly against the skin. It may have an airy, lightweight texture, but Mohair Kiss and Mohair Kiss Ombre will definitely keep you warm.
I fear that this yarn has been discontinued now that di.Ve is part of Lane Borgosesia. I urge you to check your stashes and keep an eye out for it at your local shops (which is where I found my skeins).
If you do see it and are considering brushed mohair, rest assured that your money will be well spent with Mohair Kiss and Mohair Kiss Ombre.
Mohair Kiss Ombre
13 stitches and 16 rows per 4 inch square using 6mm (US 8) needles
Average retail price
$6.80 / solid color
$7.40 / "Ombre" multicolor
Where to Buy Online
Weight/Yardage per Skein
50g./ 98 yards
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Cool wash by hand using only pure soap. Rinse thoroughly in cool water. Squeeze out by hand or spin. Do not wring. Lay out flat to dry in shape. Do not dry in direct heat or strong sunlight. Press using cool iron and damp cloth. Do not bleach.