You all know I love me some Koigu, right? It's pretty much perfect in every way. I have 4 WIPs in Koigu at the moment, and about 100 random skeins waiting in the stash for just the right project. I am a Koigu addict.
And then last week, I met the best Koigu EVER. Koigu Cashmere. It's exclusive to String and we've only gotten the first 6 colors in so far, there are a few more on their way, but let me tell you: WOW. Wow wow wow! It looks exactly like Koigu, with those amazing color variations that shade into eachother to create new colors. It's the same gauge as KPPPM. But it's the softest cashmere ever! It's absolutely decadent. I bought 2 skeins the second Troy the UPS guy dropped the giant box, and I'm almost done with a pair of armwarmers:
These are loosely based on the Koigu armwarmers in The Knit Stich book, but I had to change some things b/c I have ridiculously tiny wrists. This picture shows how long they are, they reach all the way into my elbow crease. Here's a closeup:
These pictures are pretty accurate for color, in real life they're a little more fuschia/pink and less red but they have such an amazing range of color, I can't stop staring at them! I'm almost done with the second one and I promise to take a daylight FO photo to really show you what it looks like.
I'm in love.
uh oh, i’m in trouble.
I just sat with my jaw fallen open for a minute. do not, under any circumstances, let me near that stuff! even if I am in the market for a new winter coat and all the accompanying accessories.
koigu … cashmere …. addict … OMG …. from one addict to another … right on!!
Koigu Cashmere? Sounds like heaven. I’m glad I didn’t know about before I started your Tramonto wrap. As it calls for 14 skeins of Koigu I would have been bankrupt!
Softer than our cashmere??? Do you think you could get me a skein or two? I’ll pay you of course! How do you even handle being around all those yarns!!! I would LOVE to work there!
mmmmmm, 100% cashmere! i’ve only had the chance to work with cashmere blends. lucky girl!
October 16, 2006