on small family farms
in the mountains of kyrgyzstan
nomadic shepherds tend to the elite goats
whose soft cashmere undercoats are used to make yarn.
it’s an example of the world’s harshest environments
producing the very softest natural fibers.
cashmere is, of course, known for it’s softness.
what surprised me about this yarn is its amazing stitch definition.
just look at how the cable motif
from amy van de laar’s
i’d rank this new to me cashmere yarn
right up there with my leslie wind cable necklace
and indian lake artisans’ hexagonal wooden needles
(and if you know my taste at all, you know that’s high praise).
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i’m ending here, as this lovely yarn is just begging me
to hunker down and knit a bit more before bed…
note: now for just a little of the nitty-gritty.
i was given this skein of june cashmere dk to review,
but, you know me, a free skein of yarn (even if it’s cashmere)
isn’t ever going to make me say that i like what i don’t.
i’m much too stubborn and pig-headed for things like that.
I ordered mittens and socks at fantastic prices from an etsy seller in Estonia. They are wool and “goat fibre”, which I am assuming is maybe cashmere. Are there angora goats too? It certainly is the softest feel. I’m very interested in this new yarn you’re reviewing! Looks lovely.
i got to spend a little time in the june cashmere booth at vklive minneapolis this past weekend. so interesting to get to talk to sy about living with his family in kyrgyzstan! and the cashmere is truly amazing. i’m cooking up something bigger to knit with it next…