Leggero Cashmere/Silk 4ply

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Leggero is a 50:50 cashmere and silk blended 4ply yarn spun exclusively for us in Italy

It has the softness of cashmere and the drape of silk. It’s unbelievably soft and also very long – 215m per 50g skein. I have recently reduced the cost from £25 to £20  because I am dyeing it myself now. For more details see below.

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Leggero – a 50:50 cashmere silk blended 4ply yarn, designed by me and spun exclusively for us in our studio in Italy and it is every bit as delicious as I could have hoped.

Leggero, means “light” in Italian and combines the best of both ingredients: it’s soft and light thanks to the cashmere, and yet it has strength and drape because of the silk. The result is a stunning 4 ply yarn, that is exclusive to Luxury Yarns. They are dyed in very small batches, but if you want a larger quantity let me know.

The colour-ways are also exclusive to us and are also available in Altopiano Hand Dyed, although they may look quite different on different bases.

Because of the nature of hand-dyed yarn – no two skeins are ever the same, and batches can look completely different. I will keep the photographs as up to date but your order may differ slightly from the image shown.

Due to the process of hand-dyeing yarn, some residual dye may remain. This is perfectly normal and mostly effects blues and red dyes due to their manufacturing process. We do however suggest washing all garments before they are worn to prevent colour transference. In the case of particularly bright colours, soaking the finished item in a salt and vinegar solution will help fix colours prior to washing. For more information you can see our blog post.

Yarn NameLeggero
BrandLuxury Yarns
Yarn Weight4 ply
Composition50% Cashmere 50% Silk
Tension28 sts and 38 rows to 10cm on 3.25mm

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Bubble Gum, Wetlands, Candy, Chasing Rainbows, Sunshine After The Rain, Space Oddity

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  1. Maureen J Taylor (verified owner)

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    Beautiful yarn, lovely and soft for that special project. Lucky to meet Abby at Fibre-East and learn about her brilliant company and the expert personal service. Cannot wait for other colours.

  2. Jane (verified owner)

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