Smooshy with Cashmere

I had fun knitting up this quick scarf last week. (Pattern here on Rav: 28’s Cousin 53.) Remember me talking about the fact that I always pick colors I want to knit with and not necessarily colors I wear? This gray/black Basalt color will be perfect. The only change I made to the pattern was on the ribbing. I did a K2, P2 instead of the K1, P1 that it calls for. I wanted a wider ribbed look at the bottom.

Of course the yarn itself was wonderful to work with. I’m a big fan of the MCN blends, and the ones that are 70/20/10 (like this Smooshy with Cashmere that I used, or Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga, or  Sweet Georgia’s Cashluxe) are especially awesome. It’s interesting to me that Fiberphile’s Cashmere Sock, and String Theory Hand-Dyed’s Caper Sock both feel like the 70/20/10 combo, but they’re the regular 80/10/10. I wonder how they do that? At any rate, there are a lot of wonderful choices if you want to knit something soft and wonderful with a bit of cashmere!

Have you ever wished for a way to knit a lot of scarves, quickly? How about a Wind Knitting Machine? I think it’s a great idea. We’ll have to move Loopy up a few floors, though.

Sheri cloudydaytoday,seemslikeIshouldbehomeknittingbythefire,right?


  1. I really want to make Oranje from the latest Knitty. I’m just looking for 3 skeins of sock yarn that will go with individual skeins I already have in my stash. You have so many beautiful bases that it is a hard decision to make!

  2. Please tell me you are expecting more Caper Sock in before Fling. It makes wonderful socks, I think I even like it better than Bugga! I would so like to be able to get enough to make a sweater out of it!

  3. Lovely dark day to sit and knit-I finished a pair of socks today and plan to cast on a pair tonight while watching the (!) snow. Just up the road from you we have some pretty, light snow.

    I already queued that scarf, Lord knows when I will get to it!

  4. What a lovely pattern! I love that design! Your yarn choice looks so elegant with it too. I like how you have it on the mannequin, it looks as though it could be worn so many different ways.

  5. I’m almost done with mine and I’ve enjoyed it tremendously! It’s an easy knit and the Smooshy Cashmere is gorgeous! I made mine in the Jeans colorway.

  6. Sheri, I have a sock machine like the one that’s been modified into the wind knitting machine–even as a hand-crank machine it’s pretty great. 🙂

  7. I love your scarf. I’ve made several in various weights and colors, just can’t get enough of it…and the designer, Lynne, well, she’s just the best!

  8. Beautiful scarf! It is raining here as well today in Southern Oregon. Wish I was home by the fire knitting. 🙁 But I have to work in order to buy more yarn. 🙂

  9. I love the scarf, pattern and yarn! I am fairly new to knitting and wondered if using the smooshy with cashmere would be ok for a scarf! I love the Yarn, I must say it is on the top of my favorite list…so thank you so much for sharing!

  10. I really like the change you made to the pattern. I might have to make one each way. Is that color Bronzed Lake? It is gorgeous.

  11. Not usually a big scarf knitter but that pattern is really pretty! And your yarn choice is great 🙂 I have to confess that I thought the Wind Knitting link would be a joke but it look like it’s really been done. Crazy! You learn something new every day.

  12. Wow, that is beautiful. You did a great job.
    Hey, do u think I could use Koigu? Or….what about Dream in Color Classy? I have lots of this yarn.

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