Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere (50% recycled cashmere, 50% virgin cashmere; 164 yds/150m per 1.76 oz/50g): 2 skeins (Shown in Silver Bell)
US7/4.5mm 24 in/60cm circular needle, or size needed for correct gauge
US7/4.5mm 16 in/40cm circular needle
18.5 sts & 31 rows = 4 in/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked. Exact gauge is not essential for this project, but differences in gauge will affect size and amount of yarn required.
5 stitch markers (1 of a different colour or style), yarn needle
About the yarn
Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere is a lush, 4-ply, DK weight yarn spun from a 50/50 blend of recycled and virgin cashmere at a family-owned, environmentally conscious mill in Italy. This lofty yarn works well in a range of gauges, and the combination of airiness and extra-insulating fibres gives the fabric surprising warmth for its weight. The plying twist gives Eco-Cashmere a bit of spring, though it maintains the drape and exceptional softness of a cashmere yarn. If substituting yarn for this project, look for a soft, lofty DK to light worsted weight yarn that gives a solid (but not stiff) fabric at the pattern’s gauge. You will need approximately 295 yds/270m.
Photos © Gale Zucker.