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Cashmere

Composition: 100% Cashmere
Nm: Nm4,000
Length: 200m (100m)
WPI: 14
Unit Weight: 50g (25g)
Yarn Weight: Double Knitting (DK) / Light Worsted
Tension:  20 stitches and 28 rows over 10cm (4 in)
Needles:  4mm (US 6)
Wash Care:

Cashmere (material made from) the fine soft wool of the Kashmir goat or the wild goat of Tibet

Only Grade-A Chinese cashmere is used in our product, with a down length of 34/36mm and a diametre of less than 15.5 micron.

The handle and feel of your knitted item will change after just one wash - you will be delighted - promise! "Light as thistledown" is how a thrilled customer described it. Cashmere of this quality will become softer after each wash, which allows the fibres to bloom.

Available in single 25g balls, single 50g balls and 250g (10 of 25g or 5 of 50g balls). The 250g price represents a 20% discount.

The patterns specifically developed for this yarn include: Luxurious Lace Bedsocks, Cable and Bobble Hot Water Bottle Cover, Leaf Motif Beanie, Leaf Motif Fingerless Gloves and Ladder Lace Shrug.

Pilling - after the first few 'wears' you may find small bobbles forming on the surface of your knitted item. These small balls are caused by some of the loose fibres rubbing together during wear. This 'pilling' is the result of wearing such a fine fibre and not an indication of an inferior yarn. The bobbles can be easily removed, either by carefully picking the balls off by hand or by using a cashmere comb.

Once you have removed the pills, your cashmere garment will increase in softness and become even lovelier to handle. The bobbles will decrease over time if you care for your cashmere knitwear carefully.

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