This yarn is fingering weight. I used size 3 US needles. The yarn is nice to knit. It softens slightly with washing, so bloom. The yarn is very strong. The cashmere is a nice addition to the cotton for a soft feel. I plan to use my three cones of yarn to make a sweater to wear with jeans or white capris for the spring/summer/fall season.
3 weights, hand dyed. Left to right - double twisted DK, chunky, fingering.
All 100% cashmere. They all take dye extrememly well. I wash them in water as hot as my gloved hands can stand with Fairy liquid to remove the oils before dyeing either in the microwave or in a pot, depending on the amount. These are all microwave dyed with Omega dyes.
This was made with aran weight yarn, using size 6 mm needles. It took 3 cones and is 40 ins chest.
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Print o'the Wave Stole
Jeudi 18 Janvier 2007 11:41:10
Here is a picture of my lace stole, knitted from 2/28 laceweight cashmere. I used size 2US Susan Bates needles. The pattern is from Eunny Jang (www.EunnyJang.com), with 5 repeats across the width rather than 4, and extra repeats for the length as well. Less than one cone was needed.
Mercredi 17 Janvier 2007 22:32:38
I just received three cones of Johnston's of Elgin 2/7 NM in a green with flecks of colour in it. It is dk weight. I knit the swatch with size 5 US or 3.75 mm addie turbo circular needles. It is a beautiful yarn to work with, quite soft. After washing and tumbling dry, it becomes deliciously soft. It will make a nice sweater.
Lace swatch in cashmere 4-ply, 2/16nm
Mardi 16 Janvier 2007 22:08:11
I love playing with these yarns! Swatch knit with US5, 3.75mm, Inox greys from 1 strand of Kingfisher. Washed in Dawn, fluffed in dryer and blocked. Swatch is 21st/30rows measuring 9.5cm/10cm after blocking. Very soft and drapey.
Capelet knitted with 3 plies of Colourmart's Plum Cashmere 2/16 simply held together, using KnitPick's Options needles size US 8 and twisting the yarn briefly for the YarnOvers. I had a harder time getting a very soft bloom from this cashmere - washing in hot water with dishwashing liquid was not sufficient to remove the oils. Better results were achieved using hot water and hair shampoo, sudsing and soaking, followed by a swish through hair conditioner in water. This used approximately 2 and 1/3 of the 150 gram cones - with no weaving in of ends necessary!