Finished: Cashmere Top Cloud


Pattern: Wrote it myself
Yarn: 3 skeins of 4-ply Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire , color Light Grey
Needles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 3
Cast on date: August 1st, 2008
Cast off date: August 19th, 2008

Feels like a soft Cloud upon my skin

My oh my... this 4-ply Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire is heavenly soft and a delight to work with. If you have a chance, and you see this beautiful beautiful cashmere at your LYS, snatch it!!! I recommend this yarn to anybody... You don't have to have some intricate or elaborate pattern when working with this yarn. Just a simply minimalist design will do. The yarn itself will speak a thousand soft words. I promise.

To stay true to my habit of knitting projects at least twice, I used the same Kimono Silhouette like I did with my project Mata Hari.


Only this time, I shortened the sleeves with 50% and I added some interest at the shoulders. Look at this little enveloped detail:


I am so smitted by just that little detail at the shoulders I tell ya! Utterly in love with that design element which came about totally by accident. I was playing around and figuring out certain things and it just came unplanned. Love that!

I also am very satisfied how that enveloped detail wraps around my upper arm:



Ah, I wish you could feel how soft this yarn is on your skin... it is just heaven!

I am also happy with how it looks from the back:


Crisp and clean. I like that.

This whole top is clean and crisp with no intricate stitches at all. Just plain old boring stockinette all over and no finishing edges. I just casted off and boom, that's it.

Also, seaming is almost nihil. Just a tiny little bit at the shoulder, but other than that NO SEAMING. My kinda knit!

100% Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire

It rocks. Get it if you can. If you cannot afford to buy three skeins, get just one. I have one skein left over and I am planning to knit just a simple simple stockinette scarf. That is all that this beautiful and luxurious yarn needs in my humble opinion!

And get this: I have been wearing my Cloud Top for the past few days and it does not pill.

Now that is a TOP QUALITY cashmere!

Thank you for reading and untill the next entry!




THis top is so sexy....if you ever publish it I'd buy it :)

Thank you, Jennifer! Yeah...

Thank you, Jennifer! Yeah... you are right... I am not a beginner anymore!

Beautiful variation! You know

Beautiful variation! You know you're well out of the beginner stage by now, right? Right. :)

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