Briza is a very, very soft mohair blend. I will tell you they don't make it like they used to and boy, for once, I'm really glad! This is NOT the itchy, scratchy mohair of yesteryear. This is a very soft, very airy fiber.
It knits at a worsted weight on a size US 7 needle at 5 stitches to the inch. Now, I'm actually going to put these down. I just wanted to give you a little sampling of the color, and we'll get back to that. But, I wanted you to take a look and see the construction of this yarn.
So, I'm going to hold this up close so you can take a look at this. This is actually a tube or a mesh cord into which the mohair has been blown. What you are actually going to see here is the mohair strands poking out of this mesh. It's a very light and airy fiber to work with.
Again, Briza is going to knit at a worsted weight. I don't know if you can see the color from this mauve, or if you'll be able to see it better with this green. These colors, they are variegated so they are going to give you a tweedy effect with the halo of mohair so it's not going to be a flat color. It also has a certain amount of sheen to it, so this is going to be a really interesting fiber to work with.
I'm thinking for myself, I want to do a simple cardigan, but it needs to be a really interesting fiber and this just might be it for me. Again this is Berroco Briza, it comes in very muted and rich color ways. This one's a purple and it's so deep it almost looks black. Deep teal blues with purples, a mauve, and then of course, some neutrals. There are nine colors altogether.
There are patterns online and free knitting patterns. They are Berroco patterns, all very well written. Again, take a look at Briza and hopefully you'll like it as much as I do. It's Donna the Knitting Doctor. If you like this video please give it a thumbs up, leave a comment, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
PS. If you like the shawl I'm wearing, it's a free pattern available here: Plymouth Linaza Shawl Pattern