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.