I have always admired yarns like kid mohair from a distance. But my knitting instincts tend toward practical/serviceable garments and yarns, so I doubted I could do justice to these fine yarns (and accompanying fine prices! ;-) )
But I recently received a donation of lovely lilac Jo Sharp fingering-weight kid mohair yarn, so it turned out to be the perfect opportunity for an experiment (Bwahahahahaa! evil rubbing of hands)
As it so happens (I am absolutely staggered by the frequency of these yarn coincidences!) I was JUST about to embark upon a super-bulky yoke-style pullover sweater using Ester Bitran hand-dyed wool yarn in violet and terracotta (I would not have chosen this combination of colors, personally, but who am I to second-guess an artist's vision? ;-) ) so I decided to carry-along the kid mohair strand throughout (except collar and cuffs; I didn't want to inadvertently irritate the sensitive skin at the neck and wrists).
Unlike regular mohair, which 'blooms' immediately on the fabric surface and makes its presence known, the kid mohair added just a faint 'peach fuzz' effect (you can't even see it in the photo). But its effect on fabric thickness and warmth factor were immediate - in fact, it got so hot I couldn't even work with the sweater in my lap (well, if that isn't a qualification for a4A sweaters, I don't know what is :-) ) So by all important measures, I am declaring this experiment an unqualified success!!
For my next project, I am going to switch it up and try to improve my nascent crochet skills - a high-neck double-breasted cardigan-vest with wooden toggle buttons using double-stranded worsted-weight yarn and a 6.5mm (K/10.5) hook (I want a chunky/sturdy fabric - I hope this will do the trick).