This is Dream Yarn's Classy with Cashmere in color Chinatown Apple. I've never worked with any of the Dream yarns in the past so this was all new to me. And I have to say... I will DEFINITELY be a repeat customer for this yarn! And am now pretty excited to try their other lines as well. Here's their yarn lineup (captured from their website):
I have only one skein of the yarn so my options for design are limited. But when ordering a new yarn online I always just get one skein to 'test'. Good to know I like it before spending oodles of moola on enough yarn for a sweater or what have you.
Here is the label from the yarn - so you can see yardage, gauge, etc. for yourself. It's a standard worsted weight.
So far my impression of the Classy with Cashmere is..... AWESOME! I am giving it two enthusiastic thumbs up. The feel of the yarn is really great. It has just enough cashmere in with the wool to give it so much softness you just want to cuddle it. But it still has amazing stitch definition and not a ton of halo to it. Just a tad. Basically it seems to me like an already 'broken in' sweater - without the nasty pilling that comes with time! ha!
And now on to the design. I have decided to make a nice day to day triangle shawl with it. I will be using this and one skein of Knit Picks Palette yarn. I think the contrast between the fingering weight and worsted weight will be a lot of fun and give great interest to a basic shawl.
Keep an eye out for the next post... the shawl! :)