it’s fall finally and time for new yarn! over the summer we’ve been working on developing “joie de cashmere,” a delightfully sparkly sport weight cashmere yarn, spun from 4 superfine strands of italian cashmere and japanese metallic filament. while difficult to capture on camera, under the right light the resulting knit fabric shimmers like fresh dew drops in the morning.
is that the winter chill we feel? or is it love in the air! we designed hugs + kisses as a one skein cashmere neckwarmer featuring a fresh and bold XO pattern. each letter measures approximately 2” square and pops out against the reverse stockinette background. knit one to express the romance of late winter.
there’s something about the classic herringbone pattern, named after the bone pattern of the herring fish, that we find so beguiling. it’s modern, striking and timeless all at the same time. over the weekend, we whipped up quinn, a two-toned herringbone scarf, that looks dashing on both guys and gals.
Nathan dropped his favorite vest into the wash by accident, and when all was said and done, it came out shriveled like a prune and about 5 sizes too small. bizarrely enough, a simple men’s vest matching Nathan’s specifications is rather hard to find in stores these days. we decided to knit him a replacement, using our luxurious cashmere.
we named Elif after a literary friend of ours who weaved together a blindingly brilliant and hysterically funny novel about growing Turkish in American and researching Russian literature as a chosen profession. somehow she lyrically pieces together and achieves a mesmerizing eloquence about all her disparate and chaotic life experiences. with that in mind, when dreaming up Elif we mixed together wavy lines, trapezoids, squares, dew drops, textural lace patterns and color in a way that speaks to us. we like to think of Elif…