Cashmere is famously luxurious because of the effort that goes into the manufacturing of the material; the wool is combed from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus goat, sometimes referred to as the Cashmere Goat. This particular breed of goat is only found...More Details
Cashmere is famously luxurious because of the effort that goes into the manufacturing of the material; the wool is combed from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus goat, sometimes referred to as the Cashmere Goat. This particular breed of goat is only found at extremely high altitude, famously in the Himalayas. Cashmere is luxuriously soft, with high napability and loft. Suitable to be blended with wool to create a heavenly blend with added loft and softness.
The downside to true Cashmere fiber is that for some it is too expensive, thanks to man-made technologies now people can experience the joy of cashmere at a fraction of the price! This Faux Cashmere Roving has many of the qualities of true cashmere such as the way it feels and its handle. The process of stretching the nylon fibers extremely thin creates a down-like fiber that is remarkable. The resulting product feels just like cashmere and is just as soft. This fiber dyes beautifully and is a TRUE white. Words can not express the feel of this fiber! Try it out for yourself and include it in your next spinning or blending project!
This fiber has a long staple length of 4-6 inches
Just like the other reviewers said, this fiber is soft as a kitten, and cloud-like. It's so soft that I picked up a small clump off the floor and I'm honestly not sure if it's the fiber or my white cat's fur!
I read the first part of the fiber thinking it was a great deal in cashmere. When arrived, I was not happy. HOWEVER, I have spun the most beautiful two ply from it! I am a weaver and knit. This is really a good yarn. Not only is it soft and light weight but it is very strong. It would make beautiful baby blankets, knit socks but am thinking of weaving a shawl, or even a new bathrobe from it using a synthetic warp. It has so many potentials for weaving. I have never seen a commercial yarn like it. I will buy more of it.
The faux cashmere spins up beautifully into a soft fluffy yarn. It also takes dying very well and adds extra color brightness (and soft texture) when blended with wool. The possibilities are endless!
One would bel dive this to be the real thing except its perfectly clean and free of course hairs, its absolutley baby kitten soft :)
When I first opened my package, I thought this fiber was a cloud in a bag. It is the easiest fiber to spin, and so soft. I am ordering more. :)