Well, this is my second attempt to post, but I don’t think the first one went through, but if so, sorry for the double post!
I’m new here … linked here by an internet friend JulieAnne who has been holding my hand through most of my projects! My name is Brandie. I’m a sahm to my 2 daughters and a great guy! I learned to knit last Janaury when I was determined to make a pair of booties for an expecting friend! After trial and error, the first pair was finished and I was hooked on knitting! Right now I’m just kind of moving from project to project as the fancy strikes me (and as pregnancy announcements are made!).

But, I also have a question! I want to make a matching blanket/cardigan for a little girl. The pattern recommends that I use Joseph Galler Pashmina … but the blanket alone calls for 6 skeins, and at $55 a skein, that blanket is not in my budget! LOL!
Any recommendations on a nice, soft, pretty yarn that might do the trick and is a lot less money?

Thanks :slight_smile:

Yikes!!! 100% cashmere is expensive! I don’t have a specific brand recomendation, but if softness is what you’re looking for (I assume burlap is not an option for baby blankets and sweaters), why not try a cashmere blend that is in the same gauge as the Joseph Galler (5.5 to 6 sts/inch on #4 to 5 needle according to the website I checked).

I was looking for less expensive alternative yarns, and I ran across this website which I think is actually a blog, and got so sidetracked by the gorgeous yarn that I forgot what I was doing (yes I started this post like 20 minutes ago)… and anyway it says to email for pricing info; I assume you could get gauge info by emailing also. One of the “comments” after the post on the site asks if the yarn is all $10 for per hank, but there is no response affirmative or negative.

Thanks for your post… otherwise I wouldn’t have found the new yarn site! :smiley:

good luck!

Welcome Brandie!

Check out the selection at www.knitpicks.com, especially their own line of yarn. I don’t know if they have cashmere per se, but lots of nice, natural yarns for incredible prices. There’s a review of their yarns on www.knittersreview.com. also, Smiley’s yarn (click here) has great prices, including 100% cashmere for $15.99 per skein.

Happy shopping and knitting! :slight_smile: