Cashmere and just like cashmere

 Sigrid finished her Citron which she worked with one skein of the Art Yarns 1-ply Cashmere.  It is quite fabulous – light as a feather and soft as a kitten.  Yes indeed.  There’s nothing quite like cashmere, is there!

Except there is something really close.  and I mean REALLY close.  When Edith came in wearing this gorgeous green shawlette, I did what any self respecting knitter would do – I reached out and grabbed a handful of the fabric.  It was so amazingly soft and cashmere-y.  Mmmmm.   So I about fell out my chair when she told me it was Manos Lace.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t fondled it with my own hands.  Now, don’t get me wrong, Manos Lace is some fabulous stuff, but I really had no idea how fabulous.  She said she gave it a little bath and it bloomed out like that – who knew?  Manos Lace is 70% baby alpaca, 25% silk, and only 5% cashmere.  I would have bet the farm that it was primarily cashmere.  Unbelievable.  We made her take it off and pass it around so that everyone could have a feel.  Edith is a tremendously good sport, I must say.  Here’s a close-up of the sweet lace pattern. 

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