Ball of cashmere yarn
Made from pure recycled cashmere that contains combed and carded cashmere, the Cara yarn is particularly soft and easy to knit. Its well-defined stitching allows for knitting stocking stitches, as well as fancy stitches such as crossed stitches, ribs, and openwork.
You will need 2 balls of yarn to knit mittens, and 6 for an average size scarf. For S or M sweaters, you will need 12 balls of yarn, and 14 balls for sizes L and XL.
To knit a sample, cast on 35 stitches using 4 mm needles. Knit for at least 35 rows.
A 10 x 10 cm square of stocking stitches corresponds to 22 stitches and 29 rows.
Cashmere is a natural yarn that requires particular care to keep it in good conditions for a long time. Through friction, the short cashmere fibres naturally fall off the garment. In order to tighten the fibres, make sure to wash your garment often, unlike other types of yarn. Use lukewarm water (no more than 30°C) and very little detergent to prevent felting. Leave to soak while gently pressing your wool. Rinse with clear water at the same temperature. Remove excess water without wringing and leave to dry in a ventilated location. Store flat in an unconfined space and change it location regularly to prevent creases.