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The cashmere scarf

Yarn: Jade Sapphire "Keja"

Last year about this time, I blogged about the scarf pattern I wrote for Signature Needle Arts. The yarn I used for that scarf was a wonderful merino/cashmere blend in the softest pink color -- I loved it. So when I saw a skein of 100% Mongolian cashmere with the same yardage (200 yards) at half price, I knew exactly what I would knit with it and for whom. This someone adores this color (a deep eggplant) and would feel a single itchy guard hair if it existed at all in a knitted garment -- and there isn't the tiniest itch to this. Knitting it is enjoyable enough that I don't want to put it down.

It's these little luxuries that I enjoy knitting so much -- when a single skein of yarn is so dear and expensive that to knit a sweater with it would be excessive; to knit socks with it would be just silly. But as something to enfold a neck, it's perfect.

The project bag I'm using is a new favorite: Pretty Cheep Project Bag. I've given these as gifts, and finally got one of my own when the shop got the bright green.


They are going to love the scarf.

Beautiful scarf! I love projects like this...

Gorgeous scarf-in-progress! Love the yarn color and, oh my, was THAT how you "got back on the horse that threw you"?

sounds scrumptious around the neck where it's visible!

I just love this scarf! Is is possible to purchase the pattern only? I have a beautiful baby apalca it would be perfect for. :)

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