We recently sat down with, Jade Sapphire, our favorite cashmere experts, to dream up the ultimate knitting project. We knew that Jade Sapphire had the yarn covered with the purest, softest Mongolian cashmere we know of, as well as the unique capability to hand dye spectacular color. And on our end, we knew that the very best thing to do with the very best cashmere is cuddle and so we designed the most generous and gorgeous wrap we could imagine. The resulting collaboration is this: our Cashmere Ombré Wrap.
We chose four of the colors that are igniting our imaginations this season and decided that they would be most beautiful on a slowly ascending color scale. Jade Sapphire was perfectly equipped to create the real ombré we imagined, one where each skein is truly hand dyed one shade lighter than the one before it. In the end, eight skeins of sumptuous 4 Ply Cashmere form an octave, traveling from a deep, rich bass note up to a delicate, light treble tone. The effect is operatic: full of drama, lyricism and ravishing beauty!
Our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit comes in four gorgeous colors, shown above clockwise from the top left: Bloom, Fog, Ink and Aquamarine. We also knit it up in two variations: a field of soft and nubbly seed stitch and a stream of rippling mistake rib. The Kit is equipped to make either!
Each Kit includes…
- 8 skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 4 Ply 100% Mongolian cashmere, hand dyed exclusively for Purl Soho and available only in this kit. (This is enough yarn for either a seed stitch or a mistake rib wrap.)
- A Purl Soho muslin project bag
- A full-color booklet with instructions for both stitch patterns
- All nestled inside in a sturdy, reusable cardboard box… Very nice!
You will also need US 3 straight or circular needles or the size needed to obtain the gauge, which is…
Mistake Rib Wrap: 33 stitches per 4 inches (unblocked)
Seed Stitch Wrap: 25 stitches per 4 inches (unblocked)
Mistake Rib Wrap: 17 x 80 inches (blocked)
Seed Stitch Wrap: 20 x 68 inches (blocked)
And, finally, if you’d like to purchase just the Cashmere Ombré Wrap Pattern without the yarn, you can! It’s available right here as a hard copy or download!
This Cashmere Ombré Wrap is truly a dream project, conceived in our dreams, dreamy to make and like a dream to wear, but don’t sleep on it; get knitting!
Update: New Color
November 11, 2015
We added a new color to our Cashmere Ombré Wrap family: deep and juicy Plum! See all the photos right here!
Update: Another New Color!
February 12, 2016