Yarns with cashmere

Pure cashmere

Cashmere yarns are very soft, have no bounce and don’t hold shape well so are better suited for either shawls or garments with free flying shapes. All cashmere yarns usually develop small halo and some shedding of fibers should be expected as cashmere fibers are rather short (only 2.5-5 cm).  Fine cashmere yarns (over 1000m/100g) are quite delicate and need careful handling. I would not recommend to use them with beads.

Semi-regular base yarns

Oberon 550 – 100% cashmere – 550m/100g (low stock)
60$/100g

2 ply fingering weight yarn. It is woolen spun so is fluffy and soft, breaks quite easily. Base color is off-white, can be dyed into any colorway. Comes on cones so available for custom orders in any yardage.

Oberon 1400 – 100% cashmere – 1400m/100g (low stock)
60$/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. Pure cashmeres of this yardage are very delicate yarns and breaks easily. I don’t recommend it for beading. Base color is off-white, can be dyed into any colorway. Comes on cones so available for custom orders in any yardage.

Limited base yarns

Svarog – 100% cashmere – 550m/100g (low stock)
60$/100g

2 ply fingering weight yarn. It is worsted spun so is smother and stronger than Oberon. Still not as strong yarn as would be merino of comparable yardage. Base color is pale gray and pale beige, so not all colorways can be dyed on it. I have it on cones so it is available for custom orders in any yardage. Will be discontinued after this stock is sold out.

Discontinued base yarns

Cashmere 350 – 100% cashmere – 350m/100g

Sport weight cashmere yarn. Very soft.

Kitten’s belly – 100% cashmere – 1400m/100g

2ply fine lace weight yarn. Analog of Oberon 1400.

Oberon 670 – 100% cashmere – 670m/100g

3ply lace weight yarn. Very soft nice pure cashmere.

Oberon 900 – 100% cashmere – 900m/100g

3ply lace weight yarn. Very soft nice pure cashmere.

Cashmere and silk

Yarn spun from cashmere and silk are in general denser and stronger than pure cashmeres, yet fine yarn are still not as strong as merino/silk yarns of comparable yardage and should be handled with care. I don’t recommend using beads with fine yarns (over 1000m/100g).

Semi-regular base yarns

Titania 1300 – 50% cashmere, 50% silk – 1300m/100g (low stock)
45$/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. Base color is off-white, can be dyed into any colorway. Comes on cones so available for custom orders in any yardage.

Titania 1400 – 50% cashmere, 50% silk – 1400m/100g (low stock)
45$/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. Base color is pure white or off white, can be dyed into any colorway. Comes on cones so available for custom orders in any yardage.

Discontinued base yarns

Aurora – 64% mulberry silk, 36% cashmere – 950m/100g

Lace weight yarn twisted from slightly thick and thin 2ply mulberry silk and another ply where cobweb single ply silk was twisted with single ply cashmere. The resulting yarn has slightly thick and thin look, beautiful sheen of silk and cashmere halo. This is very strong yarn overall but cashmere thread can break if caught on something.

Cashmere and merino

Discontinued base yarns

Garnet – 50% cashmere, 50% merino – 1400m/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. The yarn is woolen spun, very delicate and breaks easily, so knitting with it will require extra care.

Cashmerino – 55% cashmere, 45% extrafine merino wool – 440m/100g

Fingering weight yarn twisted from 3 slightly thick and thin singles. Very soft. Produces slightly textured knitting.

Merino/cashmere 200 – 80% extrafine merino wool, 20% cashmere – 200m/100g

Worsted weight yarn. Very soft. Cashmere fibers slightly shed during washing.

Merino/cashmere 150 – 80% extrafine merino wool, 20% cashmere – 150m/100g

Heavy worsted weight yarn. Very soft. Cashmere fibers slightly shed during washing.

Merino with silk and cashmere

Discontinued base yarns

Jasper – 75% extra fine merino, 15% mulberry silk, 10% cashmere – 1400m/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. The yarn is woolen spun and very weak, breaks very easily, so knitting with it will require extra care. Absolutely not suitable for beading.

Amber 360 – 35% extrafine merino wool, 30% cashmere, 30% silk – 360m/100g

Heavy fingering weight yarn twisted from very fine singles in several passes. The yarn is very smooth and gives great stitch definition, but has some bias when knitted in tight stockinet (in lace knitting or crocheting it behaves great).

Amber 480 – 35% extrafine merino wool, 30% cashmere, 30% silk – 360m/100g

Fingering weight yarn twisted from very fine singles in several passes. The yarn is very smooth and gives great stitch definition, but has some bias when knitted in tight stockinet (in lace knitting or crocheting it behaves great).

Amber 1400 – 48% extrafine merino wool, 27% cashmere, 25% silk – 1400m/100g

2 ply fine lace weight yarn. The yarn is not very strong and can break quite easily.