Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk Light
Yarn Weight: light fingering
Recommended Gauge: 6-8 sts = 1 in/2.5 cm
Fibre Content: 100% wool Cormo
Skein: 550 yards/503 meters per 4 oz skein
Colourway: Bad Penny
Construction/Texture: woolen spun plied
Where I got it: Jill Draper Makes stuff provided this skein for me to try.
Needles I used: Hiya Hiya US 3/3.25 mm
Blocked Gauge I got: 25 sts/40 rows = 4"/10 cm
My Thoughts: Yeah, Cormo. This is one of my favourite breeds (maybe my actual favourite) because it’s soft, springy, velvety - it’s got the wonderful softness of Merino, but more bounce and life. The fabric is a little nubbly because the yarn isn’t perfectly smooth and I really love all that character. It’s also fun that the colourway is semisolid in deep autumn oranges. Plus, Jill is an amazing human and I know she’s incredibly thoughtful about sourcing her fibre and making her yarn. It’s all USA-grown and made.
What I might design with it: This would be such a great choice for seamless sweaters that won’t stretch out of shape. I could knit Stockinette in this yarn forever.
Where you can get some: Check out the Jill Draper website.