Leggero Cashmere/Silk 4ply

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Leggero is a 50:50 cashmere and silk blended 4ply yarn spun in Italy, and hand dyed exclusively for us by For the Love of Yarn. Available in 50g skeins in 8 exciting colour-ways.

It’s been a busy Summer and I’ve sold out of a couple of colourways and only have a few skeins left.  I haven’t had time to re-dye as yet, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for drop me a line and I will give you an estimated eta – most will probably September x



I am so excited to introduce Leggero – a 50:50 cashmere silk blended 4ply yarn spun in our studio in Italy, and hand dyed exclusively for us by For the Love of Yarn. I have been designing it for some time now and it is every bit as delicious as I could have hoped.

We have 8 exciting colour-ways to choose from and they have all been carefully designed to work together or on their own. 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 us. We only have 250g of each colour-way for now though so don’t hang around as I expect they’ll be snapped up fairly quickly.

The colour-ways are also exclusive to us and are also available in Altopiano Hand Dyed, and Angelo Lace – although they may look quite different on the different yarns. Some of these colour-ways are also available in 20g mini-skeins (available from the drop down menu above)

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

Additional information

Weight N/A

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2 reviews for Leggero Cashmere/Silk 4ply

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen J Taylor (verified owner)

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane (verified owner)

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