This week’s update is mainly about the return of one of the loveliest yarns there is – 100% cashmere in a 4ply weight. While I wouldn’t recommend it for socks (unless you don’t walk in them) this is the perfect yarn for scarves, cowls, hats, mitts – anything where you’ll appreciate the amazing softness which cashmere has to offer.
First up are six colours in Take Five formation – so 5 x 15 g skeins giving you 75g and 510 meters of yarn in total. These will be £19.
From Green to Pink
Then on to 21 colours of cashmere in 50g / 340m skeins. Each skein will cost £12, and there’s plenty of yarn for a cowl, hat or mitts. We decided on 50g skeins so it was reasonable to buy a couple of colours. I can see lots of glorious striping possibilities.
The new stitch markers will be in the shop in this update. We sent out samples of these as the subscriber gift a couple of weeks ago, and they’ve been very popular. We wanted stitch markers which were completely snag free with no ends which could catch on your knitting – and we’ve achieved this by burying the ends in melted glass. The stitch markers also look lovely as tiny pendants.
Finally for this week there’s a set of mini skeins which was inspired by a photo I saw on twitter.
Image copyright Rachel Atkinson.
Shades of Aston Martin
I should say a huge thanks to everyone who took advantage of last week’s subscriber offer and cleared the shop of Pratchett inspired yarns. You raised £570 for our three chosen charities. Thank you again. There will be more Octarine in the shop next week, so all is not lost if you missed out. If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter and get subscriber offers, you can do that here.
I’m thinking cashmere for a quick cowl to wear with a lighter coat – hey, it’s meant to be spring. What will you make?