Product Type: Rowan Art / Craft
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Soft and Cosy
Rowan Cashsoft DK
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Rowan Cashsoft DK
Advantages: Soft wool
Every now and then I get the urge to make something and I often in the winter get the urge to knit or crochet. I am not that good at either, I can still only knit scarves (or similar. ie blankets) although I have mastered a number of different stitches. When I get the knitting/crochet bug I pop into John Lewis as they have fantastic collection of wools including many by Rowen. I sometimes then knit on tube and get some very funny looks!
Rowen wools are really luxurious, they don't come cheap but they are always really easy to work with and very nice wquality. There are many different kinds of Rowan wools, including the cashsoft which is very soft and cosy to the touch and makes very nice warm scarfs.
It's a 4 ply wool and as a non knitting expert I would describe it as a medium thickness. I never buy thin wool as it takes far to long for me to make anything from it! It's machine washable at 30 degrees which is really handy especially as I have knitted scarves for the kids and is made out of 10% cashmere 57% merino wool and 33% acrylic microfibre. I suspect that if you washedd this wool on a hot was ie. 60 degrees, it would not only shrink it but would turn it into felt, which can be a really nice effect. For knitting experts the yardage is 160/175, gauge stitches 28 and gauge rows 36. Gaugage is out of my knitting capabilities and for this wool I use size 6 knitting needles and that's about as technical as I can get.
Rowan has a large range of colours for each of its wool types and the cashsoft comes in a range of lovely colours, many are Autumny, but there are also some subtle purples and pinks, blues and greens. For my son I knitted a scarf early this year out of cashsoft Rowan wool in blue and beige stripes.
One ball of cashsoft is £5.25 from John Lewis and two balls were more than enough to make a scarf for a two year old which is actually a little big plus there is about 1/4 of each ball left over.
Cashsoft is a really nice wool, I'll give it 4/5 loosing a point as it is quite expensive.
Summary: A good quality wool
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