9/5/07

YO & K2TOG & CashSoft

I'd purchased 4 balls of Rowan Cashsoft yarn in Heather from Elann.com and started working it up Saturday night, in an attempt to make the Prosperous Plum Tank. I've gleamed knit lace projects and wondered how did they keep the holes from looking like mistakes, so I figured doing the PPT would answer my question, since it had a few rows of eyelet. I opted out of the picot trim and jumped right into knitting it. After the first of row of yo & k2tog, I became a lil worried... it was starting to look like a major mistake, but I immediately push the thought aside and continued on. After doing a few knit rows, I was like ooooh I like the eyelet... ummm let me see. As you will see, the 10" I've done so far doesn't resemble the project I had in mind. So I've foregone my initial intent and continued on between knitting rounds and eyelet rounds. I'll do another 2" inches of the knit/eyelet rounds and 3" inches of straight knitting then start shaping for the armholes/neck.
But can I also tell you about Cashsoft by Rowan, which is 57% Extra Fine Merino 33% Microfibre 10% Cashmere is so darn soft and its has a bounce to it. I was concerned initially that once I started working it up I would have lil fibers flouncing around me, but nope... I guess the acrylic microfibre keeps it in check. Cashsoft is also machine washable... I am so psyched about it ... well I need to do a lifeline to check the shaping and then move on to the finish line.

Have you worked with Rowan Cashsoft before and what did you like or dislike about it.

13 comments:

del said...

Never used Cashsoft, but Rowan is such a trusty name that I think any yarn of theirs has to be good. I like how you're modifying this knit to make it really unique.

Christie said...

It looks great so far! Look at you...changing patterns around! You're going to be an expert knitter in no time.

I used the Cashsoft for the Blue Curacao shawl. It is incredibly soft. I haven't really worn the shawl, so I can't give you an idea of what to expect in that regard. It does look like it might pill a bit, but we'll see once it cools off.

NikkiJ said...

Tell the truth, LOL. Do you have something against following the patterns exactly as they are from start to finish? I really appreciate your commitment to creativity, but I'm just curious. Good job on the YO. As you know, I struggled with these for a minute.

gold said...

WOW IT IS LOOKING GOOD!!!That color I love it.I might have to order that!!

Virtuous said...

Nope I have never knitted with Cashsoft before but thanks for the review!

Once you blok your tank they eyelets will really open up too!

Cas... said...

Cute so far! I can't wait to see the finished project! Keep it going!

Adrienne said...

I've never used it but you are making me want to! LOL, it's looking great!!!

Sheila said...

Thanks for posting.

@ NikkiJ - I honestly do not have anything against following a pattern through & through, I guess its the creativity in me that just won't lie dormant...lol On another note.. I knew the pattern called for cabling and knew I wasn't ready for it and opted to work the pattern differently.

KimT said...

its coming along quickly.

Cheryl Wray said...

That is such a pretty color!!

Valerie said...

I love how you always take a pattern and use it as a guideline to create something all your own!

Tany said...

I've never used this yarn.. It's turning out so great!

anna said...

man, you have been BUSY!!! i love how this is knitting up. cashsoft was one of the first yarns to go at my local yarn shop's closing; it's great stuff!!!