Skein- Merino Cashmere Fingering

This week we are delighted to welcome back Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering! If you missed this gem the first time round, we are not surprised – it simply flew off the shelves and then off the needles to create gorgeous knits. With a kaleidoscope of 41 colours to choose, ranging from blush soft shades to blended marbled tones, we are so glad that this beautiful yarn has found a home again on the shelves at Loop.

Skein, Merino Cashmere Fingering Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Dyed by a small, independent company in Australia, this yarn is just as soft as its blend of 80% merino and generous 20% of cashmere suggests.  The techniques used at Skein results in a yarn which is dappled with small applications of colour. The random nature of these short repeats, creates a subtly speckled knitted fabric, instead of unwanted pooling.

Light and soft, we think it is that perfect one skein luxury for little shawls such as Ishbel (or even using two for the larger size!), or Simmer Dim. If you have fallen in love with two colours, then one of Loop’s favourites Andreas Shawl was just made to show off how good a semi solid and a variegated can look together. However, instead of going on about how lovely this yarn is, we think it is best to show you how exquisite these skeins are! So enjoy a small range of the collection that we have on offer, and think of these freshly dyed and drying under the warm Australian sun before making their way to you.

Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering. Loop, London www.loopknitlounge.com

Top – Bottom = Poppy, Blush, Sugar
Unwound Skein Right = Tribal

Warm and dramatic, these reds can be broken up with the soft orange tones of ‘Sugar’ – potential inspiration for a Brown Eyed Susan Shawl as shown on the cover of Juju’s Loops perhaps?

Top - Bottom = Wild Apple, Keen As Mustard, Sunspot Unwound Skein Right = Lemongrass

Top – Bottom = Wild Apple, Keen As Mustard, Sunspot
Unwound Skein Right = Lemongrass

We love the freshness of Lemongrass complimented by zing of a spring green and yellow.

Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Top – Bottom = Loam, Twig, Raku
Unwound skein right = Savannah

These purples make us think of dreamy dusk skies, and when matched with the cocoa richness of a soft brown – delicious!

Skein Merino Cashmere. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Top – Bottom = Envy, Blue Wren, Organic
Unwound Skein Right = Sea Salt

The merino cashmere base really takes on the intensity of the dye, giving a colour that almost glows. One of these blues could be the inspiration for the two colours needed for a Crow Waltz Shawl.

Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

Top – Bottom = Sliver Rose, Sterling, Ochiba
Unwound Skein Right = Fig

Classic soft neutrals will always find their friend with an exotic multicolour like Fig. But, if you are still looking for your new favourite shade, remember, you can see the whole range of colours on our online shop.

Happy Knitting!

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One comment on “Skein- Merino Cashmere Fingering
  1. Alison says:

    Ordered keen as mustard and fig they are beautiful, I am intending to use them for the stripe study shawl. They are so soft my toddler likes to cuddle them and have even caught my Husband stroking the skeins as he walks past my wool basket.

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