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May 5, 2010


I wanted the perfect pattern for this wonderful handspun cashmere/silk and I found it!

Spirit Trail Cashmere Silk

Spirit Trail Cashmere Silk

Clothilde is a beautiful and well written pattern.The Gull Wing lace flows so beautifully into the Spearhead lace edging. Something about the combination of these 2 lace patterns grabbed me and I knew this was the pattern for my new yarn.

Clothilde Clothilde

There are no words to describe the softness of this cashmere/silk fiber and the blues and greens that Jennifer used in dyeing are like the Caribbean Sea - gorgeous fiber!

Pattern: Clothilde by Kristen Hanley Cardozo.
Size: did 4 repeats of Gull Wing lace pattern followed by 3 repeats of Spearhead lace for a 56" X 28" shawl.
Yarn: Handspun 2 ply lace/light fingering wt. Spirit Trail Fiberworks 50/50 Cashmere Silk in Water colorway (74 grams - 2.6 ounces - 454 yards)
Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 40" circular

close up of Gull Wing lace pattern


close up of Spearhead lace pattern


I haven't captured the cashmere halo in these pictures, but if you click on the 2 below, you can see the soft fuzz - esp. in the last one.



I couldn't wait to start some more lace spinning - this is 100 grams of luxurious fawn suri/silk from Hubbert Farms. Can't wait to ply - I think the laceweight yarn is going to be beautiful!

alpaca silk bobbins

AND....the fleeces are washed and dried - more on that next time...


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