Kremke Soul Wool – Eco-Cashmere
Have you ever heard of a yarn addict who does not like cashmere? This extremely soft fiber, which name immediately brings to mind warmth, lightness, and let’s be honest, a bit of a luxury too, is a real pleasure to work with. So how could we resist to Kremke’s Eco-Cashmere, a 100% cashmere yarn with a more than attractive price tag?
Cashmere, when it is of high quality, also comes with a high price. So, you will say, what is the catch? Good news: there is not any. The trick is in that small addition to the name: “eco”. Indeed, to design its yarn, Kremke has chosen to use recycled cashmere fiber for half of it. But, not any type of recycled cashmere: this one comes from spinning and weaving mills. It means that it is also high quality. And it has been blended with premium quality cashmere fiber, before being spun and dyed in Italy.
This way, the texture and the softness of this yarn are identical to a classical 100% cashmere one, all the while being more economical, and cherry on the cake, more ecological. So, as great lovers of this particular fiber, when we found this wonderful yarn, we had to share it with you!
What you need to know about this yarn:
- Weight: Fingering;
- Composition: 100% cashmere;
- 225 meters / 50 grams per ball;
- Available in 6 shades;
- Needles: 3 – 3,5 mm;
- Gauge: 24 stitches = 10 cm;
A small luxury to splurge for (or to receive as a gift), Kremke’s Eco-Cashmere will be pure bliss to knit and wear. Three balls are enough to knit a shawl of a good size. Here, we completely see a soft Setina hugging our shoulders! In fact, something to give a new meaning to Baudelaire’s “luxury, calm and sensuousness”*. The luxury of cashmere, the calm you can feel while knitting it, and the sensuousness from wearing it!
And to see how it looks once knitted, you can find some project ideas on its Ravelry page.
*In its “L’Invitation au Voyage”, the French poet Baudelaire talks about a land where everything is luxury, calm and sensuousness (“luxe, calme et volupté”). You can find a translation of this poem here.