Posts Tagged: mohair

Autumn Angora

Now that Autumn officially arrived last night, I definitely feel the change of season! Almost like clockwork, a shift to autumn-like things seems to happen automatically. My son is back safely ensconced in his university for his junior year. The moving-in to a huge in-city campus never seems to get any easier, but somehow I… Read more »

Vintage 60s Mallorca Shawl Crochet Pattern

In 2004, Jessica Simpson wore several of designer Cecilia de Bucourt’s crochet shawls on her reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The shawl caused a fashion frenzy, with Cecilia de Bucourt’s signature shawls flying off the shelf. There was a surge of crochet patterns circulating at that time, duplicating the chunky knit shawl. I even… Read more »

Mod 1963 Fluffy Mohair Sweaters

I normally post the knitting instructions to vintage sweaters I blog about, but these groovy sweaters from the October, 1963 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal didn’t have the instructions in the magazine.  Instructions were available by sending 25 cents to LHJ, but since 49 years have passed, I’m quite certain that the instructions are no… Read more »

Yes, It Is Okay to Wash Your (Cashmere, Wool, Mohair, Angora) Sweater!

I have spent the morning washing vintage sweaters; one intricate hand knit wool Norwegian sweater, a fluffy white angora sweater, a beaded vintage angora/lambswool sweater, an alpaca sweater, and a cashmere sweater.  Yes, I washed them in actual soap and water as I have done for years…and even more shocking, in my washing machine.  I… Read more »

Knit Up a Fluffy Mohair~Angora Super Dress!

Now that fall is finally here and winter soon to follow, it’s time to take up the knitting needles once again and work on a great project.  I found this fabulous vintage 1976 knitting pattern for The Super Dress.  Knit in fluffy mohair, it is midi length with long sleeves and a cowl neckline.  It… Read more »

Three Vintage Mod 60s Fluffy Mohair Shawl Knitting Patterns

For your knitting pleasure, here are three fab vintage 1966 shawl patterns!  I love the beautiful mod models, and the shawls are absolutely stunning. Knitted in fluffy mohair, style #3193-135 has a groovy swirly circular motif that is very striking.  Style #3194-135 looks very chic pinned with a giant jeweled brooch.  There is also style… Read more »