Back in July, we went to a local market in Stallarholmen, about an hour outside of Stockholm. In one of the stalls I found this amazingly soft and shiny yarn, of 70% mohair and 30% silk. A pretty unusal yarn in the sense that it was 300 m/100g in this combo – usually you get this type of blend in a much thinner version!

I was drawn to this truly gorgeous blue colour and instantly knew it was meant to be a shawl for my mum, who is not only a true fan of the colour blue, but also the most ridiculously sensitive to anything woolly and won’t even wear merino – but this blend was so soft it felt like it was pouring through my hands!

It took some time, but my mum finally got her shawl for Christmas. It features a lovely simple heart pattern and is knit bottom up.

Unfortunately, the mohair/silk yarn turned out to be impossible to find something similar to, for the pattern. So I ended up pairing up with Organic Knitters and had it knit in their lovely Cheeky Merino Joy (from Rosy Green Wool) which turned out beautifully!

Habibi is now available on Ravelry.


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