Cashmere and linen, together. Sylph creates a fabric that we’ve never seen before.
We just about lost our minds when we came upon this yarn. Like, we spent an hour with the good folks of Jade Sapphire, playing around with combinations, swooshing their samples around like we were trying to take flight, generally losing our cool, completely.
Sylph is the yarn that makes the magical double- and single-stranded stripes in Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top in Field Guide No. 6: Transparency. (Please note: pattern not included with yarn.)
Sizes S, M, L (finished bust measurements 39″, 44″, 48″): 4 skeins
Sizes XL, 2XL (53″, 57½”): 5 skeins
Size 3XL (62½”): 6 skeins
The color used for the sample is Hush.
Read on, below, for more ideas for patterns that make the most of Sylph’s unique, exquisite qualities.
Specs & Details
Cashmere is tender. The tenderest, really.
Linen is sturdy. Extremely sturdy. You can knit up a piano bench cushion and a decade later, it looks brand new. (Yes, that’s a thing we did.)
What makes Sylph so wonderful is that mixing 48% linen with 52% cashmere means that you’re getting a yarn with extreme tenderness and sturdiness.
The light fingering weight means that Sylph is a fine choice for elegant shawls, wraps, and scarves.
Our friend Ina Braun tested Sylph on the popular Jet Stream Shawl by Heidi Kirrmaier, with splendid results.
If you’d like to take Sylph out for a one-skein test flight, we recommend the Sylph Cowl, a free pattern from the nice people at Jade Sapphire. Look at the beautiful versions of this light and lovely neck soother on Ravelry.
Finally, we think Sylph would be perfect for two splendid projects from MDK March Mayhem 2018:
Assembler by Grace Anna Farrow.
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose.
(Really! Go look at the projects and see how lovely Ranunculus looks in a lacy, light yarn.)