Two Pashmina Shawls

by Craig on October 8, 2010


Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn combines two things knitters love: sumptuous softness and amazing color. The softness comes from a wonderful blend of merino wool, silk, and cashmere combined into a yarn with a lovely, bouncy spin. The color comes from the workroom of Madelinetosh, which by now is well-established as producing some of the richest colors on the market. Add to this the trend for fine gauge knitting and Pashmina has become one of the most popular yarns in the shop.

Pashmina has great yardage – each 100 gram hank has approximately 360 yards of yarn – so there’s lots you can do with just 1 skein.

Shaelyn Shawl in Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn

Shaelyn Shawl modeled by Amber

Erika used 1 skein of Pashmina to knit Shaelyn, a knitting pattern by designer Leila Raabe. She raved about Pashmina and the pattern. The alternating bands of lace motif and stockinette stitch make for a beautiful accessory.

Boneyard Shawl knit with Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn

Boneyard Shawl modeled by me

Laura used 1 skein of Pashmina to knit Stephen West’s Boneyard Shawl. West’s use of purl ridges to give texture to a field of stockinette is simple and effective. It really shows off a special yarn.

The next time you’re ready to treat yourself to something special, consider a skein of Pashmina yarn and enjoy!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Vismajor October 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Hee! The last time I was in the shop, I was tempted beyond reason by the Shaelyn shawl & a lovely skein of Baltic blue Pashmina. I can’t wait to work with it.

xtina May 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

you’re so cute! xo

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