Sunday, November 23, 2008

Luscious cashmere

If you are a knitter and you haven't heard of Colourmart, you need to stop reading, get yourself over there, order up some of their 100% Cashmere yarn, then come back to finish reading.  And if you know a knitter, follow the above instructions but send the purchased yarn to your knitter as they will consider your gift the best ever.  Chaun and I discovered this yarn a few years ago and absolutely love it.  It looks expensive online but for what it is, it is such a bargain.  The yarn is oiled for machine knitting so while knitting it isn't nearly as soft as you expect it.  But as soon as you wash it...it fluffs up and becomes the cashmere it really wants to be.  

I just knit myself a KeyHole scarf using the My So Called Scarf pattern.  It's currently drying but I can't wait for some cold weather so I can wear it!!

Unwashed:


Washed:


Pattern: My So Called Scarf
Yarn: Colourmart 2/7nm DK 100% Cashmere
Color: Meadow
Needles: 10.5
Modifications: I cast on 30sts and knit the pattern for 26". On the next RS row I knit 9sts then cast off the next 12sts. I turned the work and cast on 12 stitches then followed the pattern to the end of the row. I knit for another 7". I bound off with a knit bind off on a purl side row. I did this to prevent the upcurl at the end of the scarf. I then washed it with dishsoap to remove the oil and to fluff up the yarn.

2 comments:

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So cute! I hope it cools off soon so you can wear it too :) Now I'm wishing I had stuck it out a little more when teaching myself to knit ...

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

very cute and it is my favorite color:)Hugs Darcy