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Kristina Plaas

Another view of the Hidcote Garden Shawl

2007年 3月 07日 水曜日 11:39:55 pm

Here's a closer look at the shawl I knit with 2/28 cashmere. The intricate lacework shows up just beautifully in cashmere!

beadntat
aka Kristina in Knoxville, TN, USA
www.beadntat.blogspot.com

Kristina Plaas

Cashmere makes the best shawls

2007年 3月 07日 水曜日 11:36:35 pm

I just finished blocking my first shawl knit from Richard's cashmere and I have to say this stuff sure makes the best shawls! I used 2/28 cashmere (aquamarine) and 3.5mm needles to knit the Hidcote Garden Shawl designed by Miriam Felton of MimKnits.com Final size is a whopping 90" across and 44" from center to tip. The cashmere offered excellent stitch defintion and lovely texture, moreso than say baby alpaca would offer in the same situation. I knit the shawl straight off the cone so the yarn was seriously filthy. It tooks 3 rounds of washing with very hot water and liquid soap and 2 rinses or the fiber to come clean. I initially tumbled the shawl on air in the dryer for 5 or so minutes which wasn't enough to fluff the fiber out. Another 3-5 minutes on delicate/low heat did the trick while still leaving the yarn damp enough to wet block. I used blocking wires for the first time--don't know how I would have done it without them. I have all teh details and many more pictures on my blog at www.beadntat.blogspot.com

beadntat
aka Kristina in Knoxville, TN, USA
www.beadntat.blogspot.com

Linda Dossett

Children's waistcoat knitted in three shades of pink

2007年 3月 06日 火曜日 4:49:37 pm

I knitted this for another one of my grand-daughters (aged 12). This is my own pattern and I used 2 strands of 4ply cashmere together. As always it bloomed beautifully after washing - no complaints about it being 'scratchy'!!


This post relates to the following product: 2/13NM 合細 & 合細スラブシングル

Linda Dossett

Children's waistcoat knitted in DK Cashmerino

2007年 3月 06日 火曜日 4:46:26 pm

I knitted this for one of my grand-daughters (aged 10). It is my own pattern and the basketweave (4 x 4 sts) pattern shows up very well, although not too well in this picture. Lovely yarn to knit with and as always it blooms so well after washing.


This post relates to the following product: エクストラファインメリノ100% 合太・並太 その他の合太メリノ

Melissa Caldwell

Melissa Caldwell

Spiral Shawl in 3/28

2007年 3月 01日 木曜日 2:21:51 pm

Lace-edged spiral shawl in 3/28, color chalk, size 6 US needles. Weights five ounces and measures over 60" in diameter. My design.


This post relates to the following product: 3/28NM 太目の極細

Laura Suzuki

Cashmere Lace - Dry Cleaning?

2007年 2月 27日 火曜日 3:07:41 pm

I just finished a cashmere lace scarf with some lace weight from an "Odds'n Ends" lot off of ebay. It turned out great! It bloomed wonderfully with a wash of Joy dishwashing liquid and a rinse with Finese hair conditioner. (Unfortunately, I don't have a digital camera yet, so I can't post a picture). Here is the thing: I haven't done cashmere lace before (I'm a machine knitter who has worked mostly with acrylic yarn), and it took a while to get it blocked nicely. This scarf it going to the local Red Cross for a fund raising auction, and I want to include some "care" instructions. Is dry cleaning a better recommendation than "hand wash"? Will the typical dry cleaners return it looking like it originally did?


This post relates to the following product: 2/13NM 合細 & 合細スラブシングル

Genene Hill

Previous picture 6/28 MAO5

2007年 2月 20日 火曜日 7:06:35 pm

The true colour is a llittle darker and not quite so orangey--more brown tones. I can't get it exactly right with my camera. I really like the colour.


This post relates to the following product: 6/28NM & 3/14NM 中細

Genene Hill

6/28 cashmere MA05 Colour

2007年 2月 20日 火曜日 6:58:55 pm

I just swatched this yarn. I wasn't sure how the marl would turn out, but it is beautiful. Just thought you might like to know how this yarn knits up. I used #3 addie turbo needles and get six stitches to the inch. I have three cones and plan to make a sweater.


This post relates to the following product: 6/28NM & 3/14NM 中細

Genene Hill

3/14 cashmere nutmeg colour

2007年 2月 20日 火曜日 4:28:29 pm

I just finished hand knitting this sweater in fingering weight. This is a T & D yarn and holds the rib so well. There are three strands twisted together--black, grey, and a light brown or tan I love the way the colour works in this sweater.


This post relates to the following product: 6/28NM & 3/14NM 中細

Aran weight

2007年 2月 18日 日曜日 8:58:51 pm

I knit this jacket using Richard's 100% cashmere aran weight. I think the yarn was called "Pink Twist". The design was adapted from a Debbie Bliss pattern and I used 5mm needles. The yarn was so soft and dreamy to use it just slid through my fingers and was so smooth and soft that I could not put the project down. This was my first attempt at using Richard's cashmere and I kept thinking I would run out of yarn but in the end I had loads left over. It weighs 625 grams. I wore it for months before I washed it. It looks just the same after washing but feels even softer.


This post relates to the following product: 並太

Helen Atkins

Stella, the fiber dog

Lace scarf in 4-ply

2007年 2月 17日 土曜日 7:08:11 pm

This is a detail view of a lace scarf I made from 4-ply cashmere that I had hand painted first. It was a pretty simple pattern, but I really like the way it came out. I've had lots of fun handpainting my Colourmart purchases - you can see some other examples here: http://fromhelenshands.etsy.com


This post relates to the following product: 2/14NM 合細 & カシミアスパークル

yenju chen

Lace Leaf Shawl closeup

2007年 2月 16日 金曜日 9:13:08 pm

Here's the close up of the pattern. Yes, this is an Evelyn Clark start by knitting 2 stitches pattern.


This post relates to the following product: カシミア/コットン 極細

yenju chen

Lace Leaf shawl using cash/cotton lace weight

2007年 2月 16日 金曜日 9:11:36 pm

I finally finished this shawl using 50% Cashmere 50% cotton lace weight in natural. I knit this using US4 bamboo needles. The pattern is from FiberTrends and is very simple to follow and the yarn was lovely to knit with (as usual). This project was knitted off the cone, then washed with Dawn detergent and rinsed. In retrospect, I probably should have used US3, but I do like the airy-ness of it. And it's super light. It took maybe 1/3 or less of a cone. I'll add another pic of just the lace pattern


This post relates to the following product: カシミア/コットン 極細

Linda Dossett

Purple Emporer DK weight 100% Cashmere handknitted Gansey

2007年 2月 16日 金曜日 3:47:04 pm

My photograph does not do this colour any justice, look at the picture of the cone/skein if you want a true reflection of its beauty.

I knit this by hand using my own pattern, on 4.5mm needles, it took 2 cones and I am delighted with it.


This post relates to the following product: 2/7NM 合太

Linda Dossett

Kiri shawl using Fingering weight Aqua marl

2007年 2月 16日 金曜日 3:44:10 pm

This shawl is very easy to knit and looks completely different according to the weight of yarn used. This one is my favourite - I have knitted this pattern about 10 times now.


This post relates to the following product: 2/7NM 合太

Anne Powers

Aran sweater using 4 strands of 4ply 100% cashmere

2007年 2月 15日 木曜日 11:11:21 am

The sweater was knitted using four strands of Rosehip 100% cashmere 4 ply which I wound myself.
Next time I'll definitely get Richard to do it! Not only does it take time, but I found it hard to keep all four stands evenly tensioned when winding, I know Richard would do a better job.
It was lovely to knit and the stitch definition remains clear after washing.
The pattern was Sirdar Aran 8322, size 50 inches, using 4mm and 5mm needles. The finished weight after washing is 941 gms.
Incredibly soft and warm.

Kristina Plaas

Designing with ColourMart yarn

2007年 2月 12日 月曜日 4:28:05 am

I've been experimenting with trying to design some fingerless mitts using a cone of the dk wt cashmere/merino yarn that Richard had twisted up from singles. I used the Lilac Moon color and 3.0mm dpns. I didn't knit a gauge swatch per se, just a couple of attempts that didn't work, but the mitt pictured has 20 sts/3' and 5 lace repeats or 20 rows/2" unblocked. I'm a newbie at designing but am quite pleased with these Lacy Rib Fingerless mitts. There are a few more pictures and rambliings on my blog at www.beadntat.blogspot.com

Just a few observations about the cashmere/merino dk yarn... I prewashed the yarn for this project because it was so skinny on the cone I didn't think I could make good decisions about what I was designing. Even after the initial washing the yarn seemed a bit thin for a dk wt. to my eye--more like a sport weight in the US, but definitely fatter than any of the sock yarns in my stash. The yarn may fluff more when I was it a second time as I was fairly gentle with it (intimidated by prewashing, actually) the first time in the sink. Also, I chose this yarn specifically for it's merino content in the hopes that it would have more spring or give in the fiber-- useful for a nice fit around the hand, esp. after repeated wearings. Perhaps there was a bit more stretch than 100% cashmere but if so, it was minimal. My take on this is that the design would likely work just as well with 100% cashmere or a cash/silk blend or possibly even baby alpaca, but I'll have to experiment some more. The bottom line for me though, was this yarn was very lovely to knit with and made a very soft, yummy item to wear. My biggest adjustment for the lack of stretch was to knit with a loose hand -- a necessary thing to make the increases and decreases easier to knit. I was very pleased with my yarn choice as well as my design

beadntat
aka Kristina in Knoxville, TN, USA
www.beadntat.blogspot.com


This post relates to the following product: エクストラファインメリノ100% 合太・並太 その他の合太メリノ

Melissa Caldwell

Melissa Caldwell

1/14 MK Tuck Stitch

2007年 2月 03日 土曜日 9:24:43 pm

This swatch is knit with the 1/14 "weaving" singles, color G526, on a Brother/Knitking standard gauge machine, using tension 4. Gauge is 12 stitches/inch. I like how this tuck stitch gives the knitting a lacy appearance, and think this combination would be great for baby items.


This post relates to the following product: 手織り用毛糸

Melissa Caldwell

Melissa Caldwell

MK Fair isle 1/14 weaving singles

2007年 2月 03日 土曜日 9:07:47 pm

This swatch uses 1/14 "weaving" singles knitted on a Brother/Knitking standard gauge machine, tension 4. Gauge is 12 stitches/inch. This uses color G526 and H396 and is very soft but not as fuzzy as the "knitting" cashmere, which helps the color pattern stand out well. For socks or gloves I would suggest a tighter gauge - this tension would be good for a sweater or scarf.


This post relates to the following product: 手織り用毛糸

Melissa Caldwell

Melissa Caldwell

2/20 Heavy lace weight MK Swatch

2007年 2月 03日 土曜日 5:27:25 pm

Using TWO strands of 2/20 heavy lace weight on a Brother/Knitking standard gauge machine, tension 8. Gauge is 7 1/2 stitches and 10 rows to the inch. Color is a chestnut/dark brown marl with color number g405/h600. This yarn is less fuzzy than some of the cashmere I've used but I think this would make a great, hard-wearing yet soft sweater for a man or a woman.


This post relates to the following product: 2/20NM 太目の極細 (きつめ撚り)