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Old 03-21-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Cashmere yarn
I am looking for somewhat affordable cashmere yarn. I know I can go with cashmerino or something like that if I can't find something else but I would like to give finding a pure cashmere a try first. What I have found so far seems to be short on yardage OR about $45/100 yd skein. I am thinking I would need about 300 yards or so, so that isn't really in my budget...lol.

Anybody know of a pure cashmere off the top of their head that isn't outrageous (I know I am asking a lot but I figgered it was worth a try!)
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Cashmere without the Cashmere price tag. I also hope someone can point to some. I found this very nice sweater pattern, and I sooo want to make it, but I went and priced the cashmere (some special blend) and it was going to cost nearly $600 to make the sweater!!!
Since then, my husband pretty much allows me to purchase any yarn for any project since I showed so much 'self-control' by not buying the super spendy cashmere!! lol
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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If you have used clothing stores in your area, you can sometimes find cashmere sweaters. Then open them up and you have yarn. I found a gray sweater, 100% cashmere, for about $4.00, it yielded about 20 oz. of yarn. Sounds like a lot of work, but I find it's worth it.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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ColourMart

i haven't tried them, but the prices seem great and you can read customer reviews, see FO's people made with the yarn...
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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ColourMart is great! I have some of their yarn. It is lovely! I got 1750 yards of fingering weight cashmere for $22 (that includes shipping!).
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i can't get on their siiiiiiiiite... i will have to save it for later.

Dustina is doing a good job enabling me too and pointed me in the direction of ebay! I think if I buy it then she doesn't have to!
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There aren't that many color choices left, and I have no idea what the quality is, but www.smileysyarns.com has Filatura Lanarota Luxury Cashmere for $15.99/skein (154 yds).
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I've seen Colourmart and wanted to try them, but wanted to hear what other knitters had to say 1st....I'm gonna have to have some, too!!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:59 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by brendajos
i can't get on their siiiiiiiiite... i will have to save it for later.

Dustina is doing a good job enabling me too and pointed me in the direction of ebay! I think if I buy it then she doesn't have to!
<- I never get to use him and he is cute
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Sarah's Yarns also has cashmere...I haven't bought from her, but people positively rave about her, and her yarns :D

http://www.sarahsyarns.com/YarnsSY.html

The 100% cashmere pages say that they're a direct sales/wholesale only item, but I believe that she opens it up to anyone every once in a while -- someone on the knitty boards posted that they got some from her for $13.00/200 yards recently. Worth an e-mail, IMHO!

Jojoland carries cashmere too: http://www.jojoland.com/do/menu/Sele...x=1&subIndex=0

I know a lot of people recommend colourmart -- but I bought some "DK weight" cashmere from them and it was really, really, fine, more like sport or fingering weight. It also wasn't very soft ...perhaps I got a bum skein or something
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