Sigrid finished her Citron which she worked with one skein of the Art Yarns 1-ply Cashmere. It is quite fabulous - light as a feather and soft as a kitten. Yes indeed. There's nothing quite like cashmere, is there!
Except there is something really close. and I mean REALLY close. When Edith came in wearing this gorgeous green shawlette, I did what any self respecting knitter would do - I reached out and grabbed a handful of the fabric. It was so amazingly soft and cashmere-y. Mmmmm. So I about fell out my chair when she told me it was Manos Lace. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????
I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't fondled it with my own hands. Now, don't get me wrong, Manos Lace is some fabulous stuff, but I really had no idea how fabulous. She said she gave it a little bath and it bloomed out like that - who knew? Manos Lace is 70% baby alpaca, 25% silk, and only 5% cashmere. I would have bet the farm that it was primarily cashmere. Unbelievable. We made her take it off and pass it around so that everyone could have a feel. Edith is a tremendously good sport, I must say. Here's a close-up of the sweet lace pattern.