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Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

4/20nm Cashmere/merino

Samstag, 15. März 2014 17:32:03

Been swatching again!

I quite like this one and best of all is that the purple doesn't bleed. I plan to knit these 2 together! (But I hear that the dark blue and the red does bleed so be careful if you plan colourwork and swatch them up together first!)

4/20nm Cashmerino from CM2 details are here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/42cmff

You can find the yarn on CM2 here:
http://colourmart2.com/products/r...p;filterOptions=&filterElements=

Ellen Turner

One more weaver

Montag, 24. Februar 2014 21:02:25

Since weavers have started posting here, I thought, I'd join in ( you are recognized, Wayne! Lovely spring colours there)
I recently finished two scarves in black colourmart cashmere, the little red stripes are not from here, though. They are woven with very open and very close sett stripes, which maked for a very lightweight scarf!

I am a weaver livimg in Denmark, and heard your yarns recommended by other weavers

Ute Willmore

Miralda's Triangular Shawl

Montag, 17. Februar 2014 16:33:03

I finally finished a project made with yarn from ColourMart and it turned out quite well, even if I say so myself. I gave it to my stepdaughter for her birthday this past November.
I purchased 150 g cone of dark red 3/5 nm Cashmere and Silk yarn in October of 2012. I used about half that yarn. I forgot to weight the shawl before I mail4ed it to Elizabeth and she is getting ready to move, so I can't ask her to weight it for me right now. I will try to get the weight later and post it here, to give you a better idea of how much I actually used.

The pattern is in the book called: Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions by Nancy Bush. The pattern is called "Miralda's Triangular Shawl". You will find it on page 103 of that book. The pattern calls for Fingering (# 1 Super Fine) yarn and the sample shawl shown in the book was made with Roving 100% Polworth 2-Ply Fingering Weight (100% Polworth wool; 820 yds. [750m]/150g); natural sheep's gray (taupe), 1 skein, using 1 size US 6 (4mm) circular needle, 32" (80cm) or longer. I tend to knit quite loose so I had to go down to a size US 2 needle to match the gauge: 10 Stitches X 16 Rows = 2" (5 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking. I washed and blocked my gauge swatches as instructed by the author of the pattern. The pattern also give gauge for 2 of the charts but I did not swatch the lace patterns.

I am uploading a picture of Elizabeth wearing the shawl with the dress she had in mind when she asked for a shawl. I am not sure if I can upload more than one picture per post. At first glance it doesn't look like that is possible. So if you want a close up of the shawl let me know and I'll either email it to you or post it to this forum.

Richard Lawn

sweater from cash/merino 2/14.5 marrone

Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014 15:54:28

Hand knitted with 2 strands of cash/merino 2/14.5 marrone. takes 450 grams with enough left over to make socks!
actual size around chest - 110cm. The yarn is soft and warm to wear and keeps the definition of the pattern stitch. Washes very well and keeps its shape even in a machine wool wash setting. My son loves it.

posted on behalf of jackier

Wayne Nicholson

Weaving again

Freitag, 07. Februar 2014 14:55:04

Here's the 28/2 as weft. Jaggerspun Zephyr "Vanilla" warp. A *very* fine combination!

Wayne P Nicholson

Wayne Nicholson

Weaving with Colourmart yarn

Freitag, 07. Februar 2014 14:53:13

I thought there might be a weaver out there who'd be interested in seeing Colourmart yarn woven rather than knitted or crochet'd. I finished one scarf in Baby Pink 36/3 Laceweight Cashmere as weft, with Jaggerspun Zephyr warp. The recipient, my sister-in-law, nearly swooned. I'm now using the same warp to weave scarf #2 (different treadling) with 28/2 (color Sesa, Cashmere #20477) as weft - again, gorgeous. The pink required a doubled weft - it was too light in weight and color for the draft to show - but I'm using the "tan" as singles. Love this stuff!

Wayne P Nicholson

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Mohair/Wool/Nylon 1/3NM DK (Kidfur)

Mittwoch, 05. Februar 2014 14:35:42

I got a sample of this to swatch up. ( I didn't want to commit to a Kone until I found out what it was like!) Wow... Super nice and really soft! (And I have a Kone heading my way

My swatch notes and other details are on the link below. (The nicest boucle to knit up, ever!)

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/k2

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

2/10nm Lambswool 4ply (CM2 listing)

Sonntag, 02. Februar 2014 17:28:50

The more I knit up this yarn, the more I like it! I think that I prefer it knit at a larger gauge but it's still nice at a normal gauge.

My swatch experiment is here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/21rl4

I have a scarf in progress here: (Blue Lagoon)
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/g1

And an Olympic project planned here: (Incubus)
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/i2

Carmen Perez Aguado

8/28 cashmere /cotton 50% ecru

Sonntag, 26. Januar 2014 19:02:43

I have swatched this sample . Very soft yarn and seems very adecuated for warm weather

Carmen Perez Aguado

4/30 colourmart cashmere wool coffee

Sonntag, 26. Januar 2014 18:59:58

I have mixed 4 plies of 2/30 cashmere/wool coffee with a kidsilk from my stash. This is the result. Extremely soft and not too thick. Maybe this will be transformed in a nice pullover

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Kashimiya Cowl

Samstag, 25. Januar 2014 01:31:00

I have spent the day writing up my newest cowl pattern and have to share! It uses any weight yarn from fingering to aran. All in gorgeous CM yarns

If my link above doesn't work, it's available here!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kashimiya-cowl

Made another in the 16/48nm EFM doubled here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/kc4

Lisa Stallard

Made with Colourmart 3/13NM Cashmere

Freitag, 24. Januar 2014 16:31:11

I have just made this lovely cardigan with 3/13NM Cashmere in Baltic Blue it took 465g in total.
Full details can be found on Ravelry my user name is LisaJS.
Gorgeous yarn !!!!!

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

8/44nm Cashmere 4ply

Mittwoch, 22. Januar 2014 15:35:02

Swatched this one as well! There are some bias issues with this yarn but it's worth the effort to find a pattern that works for it!!

The yarn itself is gorgeous and silky! I knit up a cowl with it, Navajo Plied, and it's beautiful and has a ton of drape! Seriously, you'd think it had a good portion of silk in it but nope, just cashmere

My swatches are here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/84c4

My cowl is here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/tttbc4

And the pattern for the cowl is here: (My design, btw! I haven't found the right buttons for it yet but I will update the photo here when I do.)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-ties-that-bind-cowl

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

The Ties That Bind Cowl in Piuma.

Dienstag, 07. Januar 2014 17:12:56

Another design of mine done in Bright Yellow Piuma. (Sorry about the picture but I couldn't for the life of me capture the colour!??) I've also written the pattern for a more DK to worsted weight as well so almost any weight yarn, light aran to DK will work for this.


My project page is here for the Piuma.
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/ttca

And here for the 8/28nm cashmere DK:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/ttcd

Eta: I changed the photo because this one, I got lucky with, actually captures all of the colours! Even the Piuma
All are CM yarns of course. (And seem to be multiplying like rabbits!)

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Shiny Cotton Aran wt. Kashimiya cowl

Dienstag, 07. Januar 2014 17:01:07

I made the same cowl in an aran wt yarn as well! I had forgotten how nice the Shiny cotton is!

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/kc

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

4/13nm Cashmere DK Cowl

Dienstag, 07. Januar 2014 16:55:22

This yarn is just yummy! It knits up more like a fingering weight and isn't very soft till it's been washed a few times but the after effect is beautiful and oh so soft!

Here you'll find more details of the cowl. (Pattern coming soon )
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/kci

For more yarny details, please check out the post below and follow the link.

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

4/13NM cashmere DK

Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013 19:19:57

Swatching again!

This one is a little "meh" off the cone but softens very nicely after a few washes!

Details are on the link below.
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/c41d

The photo shows 2 swatches. The top one is prewashed yarn knit up and washed again and the second, lower swatch, is knit straight off the cone. I might take the time to prewash this one as it's much nicer to knit with and fewer issues with skewed stitches. All in all, it's a lovely yarn

ETA: I just machine washed these 2 swatches, just to see how the swatches would hold up to that abuse, with a load of jackets and hoodies and they came out SOOOOO SOFT! Piuma soft!

Arianna Tremayne

Arianna Tremayne

New Shawl made with ColourMart Merino Silk DK Yarn

Freitag, 06. Dezember 2013 15:16:20

I am truly pleased with the softness, shininess and colour. It is gorgeous!
Thank you for offering such great yarn!

Carmen Perez Aguado

3/15NM cashmere 5% merino 20% angora 20% viscose 30% nylon 25% white

Dienstag, 19. November 2013 01:09:07

I finish this cardigan with this 3/15 yarn. I knit it directly from the cone and after washing it really blooms a lot . You can see more details and more photos in http://ravel.me/maica/f1

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Bamboo crocheted :-)

Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2013 20:30:25

Very nice for crochet!

Details on my page:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/bt

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