The Joy of Knitting Cashmere

This work in progress is a lovely White Cashmere shawl.  It has been stored with several other projects.

White Cashmere Shawl

I purchased the cashmere at the Stitches East marketplace when it was in Baltimore at least five years ago. 

The cashmere is from Cape Cod Fibers in Massachusetts.  It is 4 ply 100% Cashmere and is extremely soft.  I’m knitting it on a Size 5 needle with a gauge of 6 stitches to the inch. 

My shawl currently measures a little more than 12 inches long so I have a lot of knitting to do before it’s finished.

The pattern that I chose consists of a columns of stockinette stitch and columns of seed stitch.  The pattern holds my attention but the yarn is so soft that I seem to get drowsy while working with it.

This will be a classic when it’s finished but who knows when that will be.

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