Mohair yarn is perfect for creating cosy and stylish garments. By using mohair yarn in your knitting projects, you can create luxurious, warm items. If you love working with mohair or wearing items made with the yarn, you are in for a treat. Below, I have gathered 15 fantastic mohair knitting patterns to inspire you.
What is Mohair?
Mohair is a type of fibre that comes from the hair of Angora goats. It is soft with a lustrous appearance. The fibres are fine and smooth with a natural shine. Mohair is often used to create cosy garments and accessories that are warm and lightweight.
Is Moahir Yarn Easy to Use?
Mohair yarn is not the easiest yarn to work with, but the end results are worth it. Mohair yarn can have a slightly slippery texture, which can cause it to slide off your needles. Mohair is also fuzzy which can make it difficult to frog your project if necessary. With a little bit of practice and attention to your work, mohair can result in stunning and luxurious creations.
Benefits of Using Mohair Yarn in Knitting
Mohair yarn provides several benefits, making it a popular choice among knitters. Here are some of the benefits:
- Soft and Smooth
Mohair yarn is incredibly soft. The fibres are smooth and gentle against the skin. These benefits make mohair yarn the ideal choice for creating garments that are cosy and comfortable to wear.
- Lustrous Sheen
Mohair has a natural shine that gives knitted items a beautiful, luxurious look.
- No Pilling or Felting
Unlike wool, mohair does not have scales. So, it cannot be felted. It will not experience pilling either.
Mohair yarn is an excellent choice for knitting products that are warm. The yarn provides insulation without being heavy or bulky.
Even though mohair yarn provides warmth, it is remarkably lightweight.
Mohair yarn is highly durable. It can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Items knitted with mohair yarn can often be enjoyed for many years.
Mohair yarn is generally hypoallergenic, making it suitable for most individuals who have sensitive skin or allergies. However, it is always best for those with sensitivities to test a small sample against their skin first.
14 Mohair Knitting Patterns
Below are 14 mohair knitting patterns I hope you love. I have included a wide variety of projects from cardigans to scarves and hats.
1. Easy Mohair Cardigan Knitting Pattern by TrendsKnitting
Here is a mohair cardigan that is cosy and fashionable. The garment features an open-front design that is perfect for layering over t-shirts and tank tops.
This is a beginner-friendly mohair yarn knitting pattern. Included are 2 sizes; S-M and M-L. The cardigan is designed to be knit using Alize Mohair Classic yarn and circular needles. There are step-by-step written instructions along with a video that is in Russian.
2. Mohair Hat Pattern by Knitgrammer
Make this fuzzy and soft mohair hat to add a touch of luxury to your winter wardrobe. The hat is designed to fit snugly on your head.
You can knit this cosy hat with this free mohair yarn knitting pattern. The hat is knitted from the top down, which allows for easy customisation. It includes sizes for toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults.
Find the Pattern by Knitgrammer Here
3. Mohair Lacy Rectangular Scarf Pattern by Morganaknitspatterns
The Mohair Lacy Rectangular Scarf is a beautiful accessory inspired by botanical motifs. It features a beautiful leaf pattern that draws the eye. Using a blended mohair yarn, the scarf is soft and fuzzy.
The knitting pattern is fairly simple to complete. It is knit using basic decreases and increases. The pattern works up quickly using 2 strands of yarn. Once completed, the scarf measures approximately 17.7 inches x 59 inches (45 cm x 150 cm).
4. Mohair Casual Jumper Pattern by julietteknitwear
The Mohair Casual Jumper is soft, lightweight, and warm. It is suitable for various occasions, allowing you to dress it up or down. The jumper would make a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.
Perfect for beginners, this mohair knitting pattern uses basic stitches and techniques. The instructions allow you to customise the sleeve length, jumper length, and the depth of the V-neck.
5. Child’s Easy Mohair Poncho Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns
This adorable child-sized poncho provides an extra layer of soft and cosy warmth for your little one. Its loose fit ensures your child stays comfortable and warm in chilly weather.
The free mohair knitting pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down, in the round. Included are sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. It is suitable for intermediate level knitters.
Find the Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns Here
6. Stockinette Scarf Pattern by Loopymango
The Loopy Mango Scarf is perfect for cold weather. Using mohair yarn the scarf has a smooth and sleek texture, making it an elegant accessory for any outfit.
This luxurious scarf is knitted using size 19 (15 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular knitting needles. Finished, the scarf is approximately 16 inches (40 cm) wide x 70 inches (178 cm) long.
7. Giant Silk Mohair Scrunchie Knitting Pattern by WellLovedKnits
This giant scrunchie is a simple and fast project. It is perfect for using up your leftover mohair yarn. Using a silk mohair, the scrunchie will soft and fluffy.
The scrunchie is knit with the stockinette stitch, using two strands of mohair held together. The download includes a PDF with both photo and video instructions. It is a one size fits all pattern.
8. Oversized Mohair Sweater Pattern by AvmarteNO
Make this oversized sweater using your favourite colour combination. The eye-catching thick stripes add a bold and fun touch to the overall design. Whether you prefer to use subtle colours or vibrant colous, this sweater will definitely stand out.
This knitting pattern is designed in sizes small, medium, and large. You can use either mohair yarn or alpaca.
9. Mohair Long Dress Pattern by Loopy Mango
Perfect for lounging around the house. This dress will become your favourite go-to piece. It is oversized, soft, and extremely comfortable.
This dress is knit in two separate panels. The panels are then joined together at the shoulders by seaming. After that, the sleeves are added, starting from the armhole. This pattern is recommended for intermediate-level knitters. Finished, the dress will have a width of 27 inches (69 cm) and a length of 40 inches (102 cm).
10. The Homebody Socks Knitting Pattern by HandmadeLifebyOlivia
These cosy socks are perfect for relaxing with a good book. When you slip them on, you will want to cuddle up under a cover and sip a hot cup of coffee.
The socks are knit from the cuff down, using the magic loop method. This mohair knitting pattern is suitable for advanced beginners.
11. Free Mohair Scarf Knitting Pattern by Rosee Woodland
Here is a free mohair yarn scarf knitting pattern, designed specifically for chilly days. This scarf is long, light, and delicately crafted. It is the ideal accessory for any outfit. You can easily wear it with jeans and a t shirt or an elegant dress.
To make the scarf you will need Bessie May Grace yarn, a pair of 4 mm knitting needles, and a stitch holder.
Find the Pattern by Rosee Woodland Here
12. Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern by KnitElement
The Happy Hat has a classic design with a textured brim. It is a stylish hat that is both trendy and comfortable.
The pattern is designed for one size. However, it can easily be adjusted to make it larger or smaller. This slouchy hat knitting pattern is suitable for those with beginner to intermediate skill levels.
13. Beginner Mohair Sweater Knitting Pattern by LittleThingsBlogged
This mohair sweater has a classic design that is simple and airy. The sweater would look cute paired with high-waisted jeans or worn over a dress.
The sweater pattern comes in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that is knit top down.
14. Mohair Magic Socks by Knotions
These socks are knit by holding a strand of delicate lace weight mohair together with your regular sock yarn. The combination of the two creates an irresistibly soft texture. You can even use 2 different colours to create a unique design.
The pattern is worked in the round, starting from the cuff, and working your way down. This seamless construction ensures a comfortable fit.
Find the Pattern by Knotions Here
Frequently Asked Questions About Mohair Yarn
What is mohair yarn?
Mohair yarn is a type of yarn made from the fibers of the Angora goat. The hairs are long and silky which creates a luxurious sheen. The yarn is extremely soft and excellent for creating projects that are used for warmth.
Is mohair yarn hypoallergenic?
Mohair yarn is generally considered hypoallergenic. The mohair fibers are smooth and do not have scales. For this reason, it is less likely to cause irritation compared to other types of wool. However, some individuals may be sensitive to mohair.
How should I care for mohair yarn items?
Items made with mohair yarn should be gently hand-washed in cool water using a mild detergent. You should avoid pulling or wringing the fabric. Once washed, lay the item flat to dry and reshape if needed.
Can I blend mohair yarn with other fibers?
Yes, mohair yarn can be blended with other fibres. Doing so can create a unique yarn blend. Blending mohair with other fibres can improve its strength and drape. Common blends you may find in knitting patterns are mohair with wool, silk, or synthetic fibres.
Can I wash mohair yarn in the washer?
Mohair yarn requires special care and should not be washed in a washing machine. We always recommend hand washing mohair to prevent any damage to the fibres. Handwashing will help maintain the quality and extend the lifespan of the item.
What are the advantages of using mohair yarn?
Using mohair yarn offers many benefits. It is soft, keeps you warm, its lightweight, and durable.
Is mohair softer than merino?
Yes, mohair is usually softer than merino wool. Mohair yarn is smooth with a silky texture. Merino wool, on the other hand, is also soft but generally not as soft as mohair. However, the softness can vary depending on the brand and quality of the fibres.
Incorporate the warm, luxurious comfort of mohair yarn in your knitting projects.
Mohair yarn provides softness, warmth, and a touch of elegance to your knitting projects. Whether you are knitting a cosy cardigan, a delicate shawl, or a stylish hat, mohair yarn is often a great choice.
For new knitters, check articles below to help you with your knitting journey:
- Knitting Vs Crochet: Learn the Differences
- Knitting for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Best Knitting Needles
- Magic Knot Knitting Technique
- Knitting Stitches for Beginners
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