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delicious yarn : Gomitoli's Spring Cashmere

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Spring Cashmere yarn by Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting | reviewed by Emma Lamb

These last few days I've had the opportunity to play with a lovely luxury spring yarn from the Italian brand Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting. It's their Spring Cashmere which is actually a 60% cotton, 20% cashmere and 20% silk blended yarn. I do prefer to work with pure fibre blends but am always on the look out for interesting cotton blends especially (cotton acrylic blends just don't cut it for me). So when Gomitoli's offered to let me try this yarn I was really keen to get it on my hooks and give it a go!


Spring Cashmere yarn by Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting | reviewed by Emma Lamb

As you might expect this yarn feels a lot softer than some pure cotton blends because of the silk and cashmere in there. It has a slightly more 'woolly' look too, none of that sheen that the mercerised cottons have but more of a natural look as in many of the organic cottons available.

This Spring Cashmere is a chainette style yarn - one lace weight thread chained (exactly as you would create a foundation chain in crochet) to create a 4ply weight. The slightly nubby texture of this construction took a little getting used to as I generally choose to work with smooth, plied yarns for the stitch definition they give. Although that certainly wouldn't put me off working with this yarn, not at all! I think if you choose your project wisely you will get some very pretty results. My doily might not have been quite the right project (I still need to block it, so that might change) but it would perfect for light summer wearables because it is so soft and lightweight. If your tension and construction aren't too tight it will give you a lovely drape in your fabric, I've yet to try a knitted sample but I imagine that would be the same if not better!

Spring Cashmere yarn by Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting | reviewed by Emma Lamb
Spring Cashmere yarn by Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting | reviewed by Emma Lamb

I got to play around with a 50g ball of coral and white but this yarn also comes in a small but good collection of pretty spring colours, slightly muted vintage pastels are how I would describe them. Here are a few I've got my eye on but you can see more over at Gomitoli's website.

Selection of colours of Spring Cashmere yarn by Gomitoli's in the mood for knitting | reviewed by Emma Lamb

Do let me know in the comments if you've tried this yarn yourself, what you thought of it and how you have used it. I'm thinking it would make a cute delicate crochet shawls for late summer evenings...

Emma, x

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