I made another version of the Linen and Lace Cardigan by Annelies Baes, this time in a cozy mohair/merino/silk blend.
Instead of the 100% linen that I used for my own Linen and Lace Cardigan, I used two strands of Debbie Bliss laceweight yarn to make a sport/DK weight yarn. The original pattern calls for DK weight yarn, and I used a sport weight the first time round. I used one strand of Debbie Bliss Angel, a mohair-silk blend in pale pink, and one strand of Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace in 100% merino in blush. Both yarns are a pale pink, making the cardigan delicate and dressy.
The small amount of silk adds strength to the yarn, the merino adds stretch and body and recovery, and the mohair gives the fluffy halo and warmth. Debbie Bliss Angel is a very fine, soft mohair yarn that was lovely to work with. Crocheting with mohair yarn didn’t give me any problems, but frogging any missed stitches was sometimes difficult. The two yarns were a dream to work with, as they were both so soft and so light – it was like crocheting with a cloud! The silk core of the Debbie Bliss Angel has a luminous sheen that acts as a highlight.
I made the largest size again, size 16, and used six skeins of the angel and three of the Rialto lace. I used a 5.00 mm hook, which is what I used for my linen version. Due to the difference in the hand of the yarns, I could have sized down for this version.