Yarn Talk | Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere
|January 16, 2019||Filled under Yarn, Yarn Talk|
My very first experience with silk & cashmere yarn. Seriously. After over 30 years of knitting and crocheting…
Seems I just did not come across a good reason to try my hands on cashmere. For kids designs I love high quality cotton, bamboo and silk blends without wool because of sensitive skin and allergy little cuties may have. For myself, just about month ago I crocheted a first tunic in last 10 years. Many thanks Interweave Crochet team for motivation!
So, searching yarn for a sweater for our good friend I fell in love with Jade Sapphire silk & cashmere 2 ply yarn immediately… even if my first experience with this yarn was not such successful 😎
🙈 First, I found only 5 hanks in color I wanted (I needed about 6-6.5).
🙈 Then I was lucky to find one more hank, but from different lot. I knew that shade may vary, but I did not expected that here will be such a huge difference. So, I ordered a hank of contrasting black and got a new design idea 💡
🙈 Last, and totally my fault – I made not enough bid swatch to notice the difference in size after wet blocking. The result is loose fit sweater instead of slim fit.
Anyway, I am still in love with this yarn and:
👌🏻Found a perfect gauge, which is after blocking almost didn’t change.
👌🏻Ordered and tested two more yarn-options for this project: Jade Sylph (linen & cashmere blend for more strength) and CoBaSi (cotton/silk/bamboo blend for summer version and not that expensive yarn)
👌🏻 Wrote the pattern for size M, but I need to resize and test it first with CoBaSi 🧶. Seems, our friend will get another sweater in near future – probably a bit in different style …and slim fitted as we planned 😉
Brand: Jade Sapphire
Yarn Name: Silk Cashmere
Weight: Fingering (#0 Lace)
Fiber Content: 55% silk 45% cashmere
Yardage: 400 yd (366 m)/1.94 oz (55 g)
Care Instructions: Hand wash.
🛒 https://www.fabulousyarn.com/jades_cashmere2plylace.shtml- $29.60 after FAB discount at checkout (regular price is $37)
Super fast shipping and awesome customer service at @fabulousyarn
I can’t wait for this pattern to be published. It is the first crochet pattern for men that I want to try!
Oh, Thank you so much, Kristen!! I am so excited about this pattern, but I want to test it with another yarn first ;)