By Jade Sapphire


Cashmere and linen, together. Sylph creates a fabric that we’ve never seen before, light and summery.

Sylph is the yarn that makes the magical stripes in Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top in Field Guide No. 6: Transparency

Scroll down for Sylph quantities needed for the Shakerag Top—plus patterns that make the most of Sylph’s unique, exquisite qualities.

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Specs & Details

Yarn Weight
Light Fingering
58% Cashmere, 42% Linen
Unit Weight
50 g (1.76 oz) each
Yarn Length
309 yards, 283 m
32.0 sts = 4 inches

Cashmere is tender. The tenderest, really.

Linen is sturdy. Extremely sturdy.

With Sylph, mixing 42% linen with 58% cashmere creates a yarn with extreme tenderness and sturdiness.

The light fingering weight means that Sylph is a fine choice for elegant shawls, wraps, and scarves.

Sylph is the yarn of choice for Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top in Field Guide No. 6: Transparency. See all the pattern details over at Ravelry, here.

Yarn Quantity

Sizes S, M, L (finished bust measurements 39″, 44″, 48″): 4 skeins

Sizes XL, 2XL (53″, 57.5″): 5 skeins

Size 3XL (62.5″): 6 skeins

The color used for the sample is Hush.

Other Pattern Ideas

For a one-skein Sylph test flight, we recommend the Sylph Cowl, a free pattern.

And there’s the lush 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.

Finally, we love the Jet Stream Shawl by Heidi Kirrmaier. Clean stockinette and artful eyelets make this the epitome of sophisticated design.