Mixing Yarns: mohair and cotton vest

I have recently been sampling stitch patterns from a wonderful 1940s pattern book that I was lucky enough to acquire a few years back.  A popular pattern of the time was combining a stocking stitch background with a drop stitch in a contrast yarn (often cotton thread).  This experimentation inspired this vest which is a bit of a stash buster using up some lovely neon colours that I had purchased in the January sales.  The wonderful orange is Amy Butler Belle Organic DK (sadly now discontinued!) and the lime green is Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  The background is Rowan Pima Cotton DK.  The combination gives a lovely soft and airy handle.

"drop stitch stripe vest"

A Nicky Barfoot hand knit design in Amy Butler Belle Organic DK, Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Rowan Pima Cotton DK


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