About Cashmere knitting yarn


There are different types of knitting yarns available, among them cashmere, which is a light weight soft yarn. This yarn is obtained from goats and these are known as Pashmina. Generally we get this wool in the annual moulting season of goats by shredding or shearing.

As this yarn is luxurious and boasts archetypal grace, many designers prefer cashmere yarn. It is almost eight times warmer and softer than any other type of yarn, but still light weight – so therefore it is generally the most expensive.

The yarn got it’s name as cashmere from its origin ‘Kashmir’ which is located in the northern region of India.

You will find a variety of sweaters, shawls, gloves and socks made from Cashmere yarn and given it’s origins, it is available in many natural/earth type colours.

Even with Cashmere, there are many types which are:

Cashmere Merino Silk DK Yarn

This yarn has superb blend for skin caressing fiber. You will find amazing results from this yarn as they are completely interchangeable by tensio and needle or hook size.

Therefore this is the best for your crochet as well as light weight knitting. Because of this it is most suitable for children’s and adults outfits.

You can get this yarn in different colours which will include earth tones, classic and bright. It is crafted with Italian ingenuity of about 75% of merino wool, around 20% silk and cashmere of about 5% which makes it good value for money too.

Cashmere Tweed Yarn

When the fantastic yarn of RYC is combined with cashmere yarn then you get Cashmere Tweed yarn, which will give a touch of silk and furry softness and the texture in woven fabric.

This yarn is the best for a luxury sweater, shawls and sensational hats. This yarn is crafted with around 90% cashmere and around 10% silk. You will find brown, black, gray and white colours in it.

Cashmere 5 Yarn

This yarn has five side by side work hence the name cashmere five is given. It is delicate as well as light as each strand is un-plied which gives a wonderful texture and blossom.

This is 100% cashmere and the best yarn for knitting and crochet for  sweaters, shawls, hats, and other items which sit directly on the skin. The appearance of this yarn is best suited for adult’s garments.

Cashmere Canapa Yarn

This is the perfect yarn for sensitive skin. It is augmented with cotton but still soft because of luminescent halo cashmere. Hemp will give strength and durability.

Cashmere Canapa is tremendous with wonderful swathe and stitch definition.

Now you know what types of Cashmere yarns are available, what are you going to make with it?

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