Patons baby 2 ply yarns Fingering Chunky Aran weights from singles 100 cashmere yarn

they were originally meant for weaving thick scarves, with a very attractive texture, softer than the other yarns in this section though still not our softest cashmere.. they are actually called Hand-spun or HS yarns though they are mill spun then dyed in a cottage industry type operation... it should be said that some customers think they give a fascinating rustic brick but some just think they are difficult to knit with...

The 1/3.5NM yarns have a similar feel, but are single strand yarns spun by top UK mills, with a great crinkly texture. As singles yarns the 1/3.5 yarns do have a bit of residual twist..

This was crocheted on a 4.00 mm hook. The body is double crochet the rest is a lacy open-work pattern. I washed it twice in warm water on a gentle cycle and laid it flat to block/dry. I'm very m...

click here for huge picture! twisted up for us from 4 strands of johns-tons softer spun singles weaving yarn, great for knitting harder wearing cashmere garments, soft but not baby soft and fluffy

For this swatch I was using the 4 ply cashmere/viscose yarn, color Champagne, on US 3 needle. Even though the yarn is still oiled (?), it is nice and soft. After I washed it in hot water, stretch...

These yarns are mill twisted and steam set for us (to give a balanced yarn), starting from assorted high quality 100% cashmere singles yarns, mostly from Johnston or other top UK spinners. Many of the singles were meant for weaving so have a higher twist level, and therefore in general even after washing they give a slightly tougher yarn than the very soft and fluffy 2/7NM, but last well in wear (which will give additional softness and bloom) and give crisper stitch definition... there are additional notes on some of the individual items, for example where double twisting gives a softer feel..