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Loro Piana 4/16 Cashmere

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere
  • Weight: Sport
  • Gauge: 6.75 sts = 1" on US 3
  • Weight/Yardage: 1/2 lb. cones, approximately 1000 yards
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Absolutely nothing beats pure cashmere for luxury and softness. Loro Piana® 4/16 Cashmere is a 4-ply, 100% cashmere yarn in a sport weight that comes in 1/2-lb cones, and approximately 1000 yards! This yarn blooms beautifully and would be perfect for lightweight sweaters. The taupe color is a wonderfully rich neutral that's lovely on its own, but would also work brilliantly knitted or crocheted into a classic piece that will show off colorful scarves and accessories. Loro Piana® is a registered trademark.

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4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Blocks into Luxurious Fabric

By FiberFevered

from Coastal Connecticut

Pros

  • Blooms
  • Softens Blooms
  • Softens Up

Cons

  • A Bit Thinner Than Sport

Best Uses

    Comments about "" 4/16 Cashmere:

    The yarn seems like a light fingering and isn't that soft in the cone. However, after it is washed with an appropriate wool wash in a good blocking, it blooms beautifully. My swatch, knitted on size 4 (U.S.) in a moss stitch, blocked into full, rich stitches. Often cashmere is spun at mills using an oil that needs to be washed out before the cashmere can become its best self. It still seems more like a heavy fingering than a sport-weight, so plan accordingly. Wish it came in more colors!

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    5.0

    Blooming

    By Fiber Fevered

    from Connecticut Shoreline

    Pros

    • soft luxurious

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wraps Scarves Shawls

      Comments about "" 4/16 Cashmere:

      I'm knitting a wrap with my 1000-yard cone. My swatch (knit on size 4 U.S.) was at first unimpressive; the yarn felt like a thin fingering and not very soft. However, after I blocked it, the moss-stitch swatch bloomed and softened tremendously. A lot of cashmere yarns are spun with oil, but once the oil is washed out via a good wool wash during blocking, the cashmere's true nature is freed. I still would not call it sport-weight. Seems more like a heavy fingering once blocked.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Soft, but more like fingering weight

      By brainsneezes

      from New Hampshire

      Pros

      • Nice neutral color
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Not Sport Weight

      Best Uses

        Comments about "" 4/16 Cashmere:

        Bought this to make a vest for my dad's 65th birthday. The pattern called for sportweight yarn, and I was excited to be able to make him a cashmere vest! My swatch, however, tells me that this is more like fingering weight. In order to make gauge, my stitches are so large and loose that the fabric will not be suitable for a man's vest. I am bummed as I had hoped to use this for my dad, and now have to find a different yarn. I know, having cashmere in my stash isn't a huge hardship, but still not thrilled that I cannot use it for my intended project and need to spend more money.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice yarn

        By Susan

        from Morro Bay, CA

        Pros

        • Soft
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about "" 4/16 Cashmere:

        Yarn feels almost like a stiff cotton from the cone, but after blocking, it becomes very soft and drapey.

        I've never knit and blocked 100% cashmere, and the results of this yarn is comparable, I'd say, to 100% merino wool. Not sure if this is how all cashmere yarn feels?? I'd expect more from cashmere considering it's price, but maybe the cone I received wasn't from the softest fibers of the animal. I'm not saying this yarn isn't soft, I just expected a slight difference from other wools that are considered "soft".

        Overall: very nice yarn. Strong, durable, very soft and worth the price.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice surprise!

        By Golden Leica

        from Sherman Oaks, CA

        Pros

        • Drape
        • Softness

        Cons

        • Limited color selection

        Best Uses

          Comments about "" 4/16 Cashmere:

          I plan to make the Hitofude cardigan with this yarn. That's a garment you can make with no joining of balls -- perfect for yarn on a cone.

          At first, the yarn feels stiff, but softens beautifully as you knit with it. After a wet block, it's gorgeous with a beautiful drape. I wish Webs had more Loro Piana yarn for knitting at this price point!!!

          I had to watch my stitch formation carefully since an uneven stitch can mar the perfection of the fabric. I wish I had a knitting machine!

          The color of the swatch is actually lighter than the color in the attached image.

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