Cashmere Ombré Wrap, Now in Plum!
Over the years, one of our very most inspiring projects has been the Cashmere Ombré Wrap. In collaboration with Jade Sapphire, we had a simple concept: Dunk eight skeins of Mongolian cashmere into a bath of extraordinary color, wait and pull a skein out, wait and pull a skein out, repeat until all eight emerge in perfect harmony with each other. And then… get knitting!
This season we’re thrilled to add a new color to the Cashmere Ombré Wrap family, deep and juicy Plum. At its darkest, it’s a resonant bass note, and at its lightest, it’s a bird song floating on a breeze. All together, our Plum Wrap plays a distinctive tune, expressive, mysterious, and absolutely gorgeous!
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To make your own Cashmere Ombré Wrap in Plum, you’ll need a Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit. It includes…
- 8 very special skeins of Jade Sapphire’s 4-ply 100% Mongolian cashmere, dyed exclusively for Purl Soho and this project. Each skein is 200 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1,600 yards required
- A full-color pattern booklet, with instructions for making your wrap in either seed stitch or mistake rib
- A Purl Soho muslin project bag
You’ll also need…
- US 3 (3.25 mm), straight or circular knitting needles
Our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit also comes in its four original colors: Bloom, Fog, Ink, and Aquamarine, still fresh, still beautiful!
Mistake Rib Wrap: 33 stitches = 4 inches (unblocked)
Seed Stitch Wrap: 25 stitches = 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 PDF download!
Update: New Color
February 12, 2016
Perfectly warm in feel, look, and spirit, Vermilion rounds out our palette of Cashmere Ombré Wraps. Read all about it right here!
Update: New Project
April 13, 2018
Love this Plum color? We took our Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit in Plum and wove it in two different styles using our Cattail Silk and Schacht Spindle Co.’s Cricket Loom! Read all about our Woven Cashmere Ombré Scarves here!