self-care, cashmere edition

Meet the Cashmere Triangle Scarf.

This crochet scarf is worked from the center back out to the tip and uses half-double crochet. It uses 5 skeins of Artyarns Cashmere 1 ply (100% Italian Cashmere).

The resulting fabric is soft and very beautiful, the cashmere is delightful and the lace-weight yarn begs for the crochet hook. I recommend swatching with the yarn you choose to designate as color a and a D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook. While gauge isn’t critical for this pattern, it will affect fabric characteristics and the amount of yarn used. With a light blocking I created a shawl that is 47″ Wide x 17″ Deep. The crochet pattern includes written instructions and a stitch diagram. While I designed the scarf with stripes to ease the colour transitions, you could disregard that directive and work each colour until you ran out of yarn.

Artyarns Crochet Cashmere Triangle Scarf, shown in Blues

Artyarns Crochet Cashmere Triangle Scarf, shown in Blues

I recognize it is not an inexpensive kit. I’ve watched the hand painting of the yarn. Your purchase helps support a small business.

When you purchase the kit, you also receive the knit pattern, designed by Iris Schreier. For the knitted version, the yarn is held double throughout and knitted in 4.5mm (US 7) needles. It begins at the center bottom point so you only need to cast on 3 stitches. Please choose carefully, each kit includes enough yarn for either the knit or crochet version!

I believe this simple design is a wonderful project to work on during self-care moments. The beautiful cashmere winds up small making it a good project to tuck into your bag.

Yes it is a large investment, but every now and then we need some cashmere comfort. While years ago I would have rather purchased lots of different yarns so I could make many things, I choose differently now. I prefer to thoughtfully create one item in a high quality yarn that I will take care of and cherish. I think it would be a wonderful gift to yourself, winter holidays are coming.

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