I’m in love with Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk.
I bought three balls a couple of weeks ago which currently looks like this:
It’s an Argosy scarf from Knitty. It’s a really great pattern to do, and once I got the pattern in my head it really seemed to stick. It’s knitted on the bias and I really love how it is coming out. It looks a bit narrow at the moment but when I pinned it (a couple of weeks ago) out it looked much nicer:
It will still be a narrow scarf – about 6 inches/15 cm but Hopefully my nan won’t mind. It’s a present for her 80th Birthday in November. I have some RYC cashsoft 4 ply lined up to make a version of this for myself at some point. The original pattern uses DK, so I think 4 ply will turn out lacier.
In case you haven’t seen the delicious Sublime yarn, check it out here. I’m also quite intrigued by this page on Knittingfever, who must be the US distributor of the yarn, and it looks to me like they’re adding some new deeper colours for the autumn. I’ve got my finger’s crossed that my LYS gets some of these new dark colours in soon!
I still want to make myself a hat and/or scarf from the red aran too, and am tempted to make a cardi from the Sublime Angora.
I like these yarns so much more than Debbie Bliss Cashmerino because there’s no synthetic in them. That means that eventually when I’m done with my garment (hopefully many years away) and everyone else is too, it could be composted away to nothing – not staying in landfill forever. You couldn’t say that about a synthetic garment!