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larsan
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  10:44:09 AM  Show Profile Send larsan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I want so badly to knit myself an awesome cashmere sweater. It scares me to death with the price. Are there any of you who have ventured into that water? Did you LOVE your results? Any advice you can give me? Are there styles that work better than others? TIA

Milinda
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  2:07:28 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a long-sleeved pullover with a cowl neck in PINK many, many years ago and it was a total delight. The hand to it while knitting is utter joy. But keep in mind this is a fragile fiber in many ways and mine had a great deal of drape to it.

Would I do it again? Yes.

M L
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 04/20/2012 :  9:45:27 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, god, Milinda, your cowl neck pullover sounds just heavenly.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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larsan
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USA
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Posted - 04/21/2012 :  06:46:08 AM  Show Profile Send larsan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am looking on Ravelry for some ideas on patterns others have used for cashmere. I just know I want it to be special. I guess I'll know it when I see it :)

Thanks for the input. I need to consider the drape of the garment for sure.
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marjotse
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Posted - 04/23/2012 :  12:15:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you are scared by the price it might be a good idea to look at Colourmart : http://www.colourmart.com/ since they do have very good offers on cashmere and have a very goos reputation as well.

Marjolein

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 04/28/2012 :  7:40:19 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
An entire sweater in cashmere sounds delightful. My only adventure in 100% cashmere was a simple cowl. I put eyelets in the top edge and threaded an I-cord through. Now, it can be a cowl, or - pull the I-cord up tight - a nice hat.

Jan
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ikkivan
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USA
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Posted - 05/26/2012 :  07:40:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you knit with 100% cashmere yarn before? If not, you may first want to try a small item, such as a cowl, to become familiar with the behavior. You might also want to make another cowl in one of the cashmere blends (I'm thinking Knit Picks Capra, for example) to compare before going to an entire sweater.

There's just something that makes one feel so ... uh, pampered ... when wearing cashmere!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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