Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Knit a Cashmere Cuff

A little warmth around your neck makes a cold day much more tolerable. And if it's made from cashmere, all the better for wrapping yourself in luxury.

Finnyknits offers a free knitting pattern for a cashmere cuff and I gave it a go. She used Lana Grossa Pashmina yarn and I followed suit, finding mine on eBay because I'm cheap and have sworn not to pay retail prices for anything this year. This yarn is a worsted-weight cashmere and extra-fine merino blend. The color I chose is Smoke (013).

If you're interested in my eBay yarn source, her eBay store is called Handknits. She has more Lana Grossa Pashmina listed on clearance for $10.95 (free shipping). You only need one skein for this project.

This little neck-warmer works up quite quickly. I love the stitch design and the button detail. It was the perfect accessory yesterday on my way to bridge class as we're actually experiencing winter weather here in Tucson.

In other news around my house, FedEx is bringing back my beloved laptop today. A little tweaking with my programs, re-building my favorites list, and I should be good to go again in the next day or so.


FinnyKnits said...

Junie! This came out beautifully! I'm so flattered that you'd try one of my patterns and also envious of those buttons. They're much more what I was looking for when I bought the round ones I used.

Such a great job - glad it's keeping you warm :)

Thimbleanna said...

It's lovely Junie! So glad you'll be back to full strength soon!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Winter in Tucson (did it get down to 60?) lol! Just joking! I love your neckwarmer...just beautiful! Nice work JunieMoon. Happy for you that you will soon get your computer back.
Smiles, Karen

Anonymous said...

now that looks like a knitting project I could actually do and use it afterwards. I find if my neck is covered then I'm warm but if my neck is exposed I get so chilled. Believe it or not (don't forget where I live) I often wear a scarf around my neck when I'm in the house, especially in the morning before I get dressed.

rohanknitter said...

That is sooo pretty! Glad to hear your computer is coming home at last!

Storybook Woods said...

Ohhh your neck warmer turned so cute. I love it Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You do such beautiful work June! Neck cuffs have gotten so popular and they can be much easier to wear than a scarf sometimes.

I hope your laptop is better than new! Can I help you find any of your favorite links?