This was my first experience with this yarn. Somewhat shocking, considering my unhealthy love affair with all things cashmere. In fact, I accidentally named my own Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn after it!
Isn't it beautiful? The turquoise melds with almost a jade green, then shifts to a chestnut brown. It captures the colors of the broad billed hummingbird almost perfectly. Oh, and the soft factor! I don't think there are words that can possibly describe how soft this is. It's softer than Malabrigo. Yes, really.
I'm still debating what I will make with it. Most people seem to hoard, and keep it as a stash pet. While stash pets are nice, I like for my yarn to be put to work! Due to the yardage, this will likely become socks or a small shawl.
I'm undecided on using cashmere for socks, though. Is it a waste of good yarn, or a fabulous luxury for you feet?
I love how the colors play out in this shawl, by LaRubia on Ravelry. But due to the variegation, I think I will opt for something more solid. I feel as though the lace pattern at the bottom is a little lost in all the colors.
But then I saw these socks from AfternoonMoon, and I'm swayed back to the sock team. Aren't they just stunning?
Sigh. This yarn may have to remain a stash pet for a while, until I can make up my mind. It's so hard to find the perfect project sometimes!