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Cheryl Barnett

Colourmart 2/36 Cash Silk

Friday 29 June 2012 10:29:14 am

I just completed this lovely shawl, Sugar Plum Fairy by Andrea Jurgrau, with your wonderful CashSilk yarn. I had never knit with yarn this fine before and I must say, it was a pleasure. There were no irregularities of any kind in the yarn. The resulting shawl is wonderfully soft and airy. Thank you and I will be knitting with more of your yarns in the future.

Carmen Perez Aguado

One skein featherweight cardigan

Monday 25 June 2012 6:30:01 pm



Wednesday 13 June 2012 11:39:54 am
I made this cardigan with slub cane cotton. You can see the details in my Ravelry project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maica/featherweight-cardigan

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Fingering weight Braid Cashmere/merino "Duvet" Black

Tuesday 19 June 2012 4:47:03 pm

This is almost as nice and squishy soft as it's cousin "Piuma"! Not really a fingering weight though but more of a DK weight after a wash!

My swatch notes are here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/bd

The yarn can be found here:
http://colourmart.com/eng/content/advancedsearch/yarns?SearchText=duvet

Black is so hard to photograph so I took a picture with it's Piuma cousin in the baby blues and lilacs.

Carmen Perez Aguado

One skein featherweight cardigan

Wednesday 13 June 2012 11:39:54 am

I made this cardigan with slub cane cotton. You can see the details in my Ravelry project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maica/featherweight-cardigan

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Cashmere braid "Piuma" Lilac

Friday 08 June 2012 7:01:30 pm

OMG! If you don't have any of this yet, what in the world are you waiting for?? LOL!

Seriously a nice yarn but not really a DK! Aran weight is more like it because of the structure but super light and squishy soft

My swatch notes are here: Please check them out!
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/cbp

Where can you find it on the CM site? Here
http://www.colourmart.com/eng/cas.../soft_dk_and_heavy_dk_pure_cashmeres

Beverley Thompson

Beverley Thompson

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Thursday 07 June 2012 1:53:02 pm

Scrap set challenge Summer 2012

Carmen Perez Aguado

Amiga Cardigan

Monday 07 May 2012 4:32:32 pm

I knitted this cardigan with 2/28 cashmere/merino/silk mixed with a wool/silk boucle with 4mm needles. You can see details , notes and photos in my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maica/amiga

Yulia Vysochina

Summer symphony wedding ring shawl. 2/56NM cash/silk/merino 35/35/30 cobweb weight mistral 114 maiones (box 351)

Wednesday 02 May 2012 2:04:10 am

2/56NM cash/silk/merino 35/35/30 cobweb weight mistral 114 maiones (box 351)
102 grams or 0.68 skeins = 3128.0 yards (2860.2m) used
Pattern on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/l...s-summer-symphony-wedding-ring-shawl
Needles: 1.75 mm / US 00

Lisa Drazez

shawl made with Cash/Merino/Silk 2/28

Tuesday 01 May 2012 9:43:16 pm

lovely lovely yarn to work with - so soft even before it's hot & soapy bath
this shawl took a good bit less than 1 cone of doubled yarn - estimate 900 yard
great sheen

Carmen Perez Aguado

Not so Autumn Cloud

Monday 30 April 2012 5:40:04 pm

I knit this pullover with 2 strands of 100% cashmere 2/45 NM and 1 strand of kidsilk mohair just of the blendable colour. I used 4 mm addi needles and you can see more images in my project page in Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maica/. I found the pattern in Ravelry also and the author is Nettekke. It is a perfect and fitted pattern. Probably I will repeat the pattern with just cashmere, because my kidsilk lost a little hair and it is impossible tu use it with black wool pants. In any case the work deserves the time spent

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Miss Jenkins Dresses

Tuesday 24 April 2012 8:01:05 pm

I worked out the pattern for these little dresses and thought I would share the link to the pattern page as well.

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/diane-conroy

The blue dress is made with the heavy DK ramie/silk and is just as pretty


http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/mjd2

And a larger size in the Cherry cashmere/cotton can be seen here!

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/mjsdis3

Happy knitting,
Diane

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

More projects!

Tuesday 17 April 2012 2:50:17 pm

I made the top with " Aromatic Cotton " and am thrilled with the yarn and the FO!
http://colourmart.com/eng/cashmer...hts/7_24nm_dk_weight_aromatic_cotton

Details can be seen on my project page: (There are lots of notes and pictures of this one!!)
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/agst

Miss Jenkens Dress need a matching Sun Hat
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/mjsh

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

10/28 EFM Vitamin D

Wednesday 11 April 2012 2:36:47 pm

I just completed my Vitamin D as well. I love the way this pattern turned out, it fits really well!

Pictures and details can be found here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/vd

The yarn can be found here:
http://colourmart.com/eng/cashmer...dk_and_aran_weights_other_dk_merinos

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Miss Jenkins Dress

Wednesday 11 April 2012 2:31:46 pm

It's a cute little dress that I knit up for my Granddaughter Quinn. The cash/cotton that I knit it with is the perfect summer yarn for it too

Here are better pictures!
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/mjd

The yarn I used is the 8/28 cashmere/cotton DK (50/50) and can be found here: (Coral and Cherry)
http://colourmart.com/eng/cashmer...cotton_fingering_dk_and_aran_weights

Pattern coming soon!

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Swatches:

Sunday 08 April 2012 4:16:34 pm

I have been busy swatching some recent goodies that I have added to the stash.

**Cashmere/Merino 2/28NM lace wt (5/95)** http://www.colourmart.com/eng/cas...ool_lace_and_cobweb_weights_sparkles

My swatch page and notes:

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/22cm

**Baby Camel 2/14nm 4ply**
http://colourmart.com/eng/cashmer...amel_4ply_and_fingering_weight_yarns

My swatch page and notes:

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/c1

Last but not least is the **Silk DK**

My swatch page and notes

http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/1sd

Teresa Ann Ellis

Heavy DK silk swatch

Thursday 29 March 2012 8:07:24 pm

The yarn is 40 / 120, a heavy DK 100% silk. It is gorgeous, and made a very satisfactory garment (photos to follow) knit as lace with US #8 (5mm) needles.

About working with a yarn of this type:
- keep your hands well moisturized, since any roughness will snag one of the forty tiny threads (I hope this won't happen as easily with the finished garment).
- watch your work to check for missed strands of the threads.
- I wet-blocked it and air-dried it without pins. Details: Soaked the sample in warm water with a little white vinegar for a minute or so to set color, then rinsed out the vinegar and soaked in more warm water for 20 minutes. Squeezed water out with hands (my rule is to squish and squeeze any knitting but never to rub it together, since that felts wool and dulls silk), then folded it in a dry bath towel and squeezed the towel by hand--no twisting or wringing, just squeezing. Didn't walk on the towel, since that would flatten the silk too much. Both the sample and the tank top were air-dried. The silk just lay there and I pushed it into place, no pinning needed.

Suggestions for choosing a garment style:
- the yarn flattens out when knitted. Not so good for cables, but twisted sts and decreases show up 3-dimensionally (photos to follow).
- the knitted fabric is entirely limp--use this fact to your advantage. I made a form-fitting lace tank-top and am delighted with the result, but wouldn't use this yarn for a shawl unless EXTREME drape is the goal. Also, keeping the knitted fabric close to the body will (I hope) minimize snags. --> DON'T let it get near Velcro (hook-and-loop closures)!

The yarn (Mustard Sun, which I think of as Fire Opal) is an almost opalescent orange-ish gold.

Judy Goforth

Crepe Shawl

Thursday 22 March 2012 7:01:20 pm

I used Frost White 2/28 Cashmere for this Sharon Miller Shawl and found the yarn a real treal to knit with. The finished shawl is so soft and as light as a feather.
Thanks for all the help from the Colourmart team in ensuring that I had enough yarn even after upsizing a little.
Judy

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Diamante Swatches

Friday 16 March 2012 4:53:08 pm

Merino/Silk/Cashmere 2/28NM lace wt (Diamante) Lavender
http://www.colourmart.com/eng/cas...cash_silk/cashmere_silk_merino_yarns

My swatch notes can be found here
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/d1

It's a beautiful yarn!

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Coat Clasica

Friday 16 March 2012 4:49:34 pm

Second time making this coat as I gave the first one away. MUCH nicer in a Colourmart yarn!!! I used the 2/6 (5/95) merino/cashmere "bulky wool" DK. which you can find here:
http://www.colourmart.com/eng/cas...rino_silk_angora_dk_and_aran_weights

More info is here on my project page!
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/cc2

I adore this yarn for sweaters, it's my 3rd full size sweater. This coat will see tons of wear!

Diane Conroy

Diane  Conroy

Taiga

Friday 16 March 2012 4:43:08 pm

Love, love this yarn!

This shawl was Navajo Plied to make a 3 ply version of this yarn. It's the 2/30nm (70/30) merino /cashere lace weight. (1640) found here:
http://colourmart.com/eng/cashmer...ool_lace_and_cobweb_weights_sparkles

More pictures and notes are on my project page here:
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/tamk

and my swatch notes are here
http://ravel.me/Dianepurls/ccm2373