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100% PREMIUM CASHMERE
Cashmerino, Silky Cashmere and Other Natural Blends

The Cashmere Goats
Cashmere Goats, Photo © Lana Grossa

The Cashmere Goat (Capra hircus Laniger) is a mammal belonging to the subfamily Caprinae of the family Bovidae. The goats produce a double fleece consisting of the fine, soft undercoat or underdown of hair commingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. In order for the fine underwool to be classified and used as cashmere it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After de-hairing, the resulting "cashmere" is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn, fabrics, or garments.

The Cashmere goats reside predominantly in the high plateaus of Asia with the most significant populations being found in the northwestern provinces of China, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan. The best quality cashmere is made of the undercoat of cashmere goats, which live with harsh winds and poor vegetation in the barren Asian steppes. The more extreme the conditions, the better the quality of cashmere. Many nations in that area rely on cashmere as a luxury product that is exportable for high profit, including the significant supplier countries: China and Mongolia.

China is the largest producer of raw cashmere. Current estimates of production put China's annual clip at approximately 10,000 metric tons. Mongolia produces somewhat more than 3,000 tons annually with Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Central Asian Republics producing significant, but lesser, amounts.

Cashmere (Kashmir) is characterized as a luxuriously soft wool with high loft. It is extremely warm (in order to serve its original purpose of protecting goats from cold mountain temperatures). Cashmere Fibers are highly adaptable and are easily constructed into fine or thick yarns, and light to heavy-weight fabrics. Natural colors: Grey, Brown, and White.
Pure cashmere can be spun into yarns and knit into sweaters, hats, gloves, socks and other apparel items, or woven into fabrics and then cut and assembled into garments such as outer coats, jackets, pants, scarves, blankets and other highly luxurious and desirable items. Fabric and garment producers in Italy, Scotland, England and Japan have long been known as market leaders in cashmere, although recent trends have seen a growing production from countries that actually produce the fiber, like China and Mongolia.

Note that some of commercial cashmere, which is used in mass fashion/knitwear production, is made of 100% nylon or acrylic Cashmilon - super soft, synthetic cashmere substitutes. Usually, those "cashmere" articles are sold at cheaper prices.


Cashmere Silk Blend 100% Cashmere 100% Cashmere Undyed 100% Cashmere DK Merino Cashmere Blend


Cashmere Classic, Lang
Cashmere DK, Lotus
Cashmere Fingering, Lotus
Cashmere Handspun, Lotus
Cashmere Premium, Lang
Cashmere Tweed, Lang
  Cashmere Undyed, Lotus
Cashmerino Aran, Lotus new item
Cashmerino Worsted, Lotus
Langamay, Orkney Angora
Mink-Cashmere Handspun
Pashmina, Lana Grossa
Shiro, Noro
Silky Cashmere HP, Makalu
Solocashmere110, Lana Grossa

Content of Cashmere ≤ 10%:
Silk Road Aran
Cashmerino Worsted


100% Cashmere

Lang Cashmere Classic
  NATURAL
CASHMERE CLASSIC by Lang
FIBRE: 100% Premium Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16 sts/ 22 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No.8)
LENGTH: approx. 50 m / 56 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 25 gr
* hand wash | made in Italy

100% Cashmere
  NATURAL
CASHMERE DK by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Mongolian Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Double Knit
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts/ 28 rows
NEEDLES: 3.75 - 4 mm (US No.5-6)
LENGTH: 189 m / 200 yrd
HANK WEIGHT: 56g /2oz
* hand wash | made in China

100% Pure Cashmere, Fingering Weight
  NATURAL
CASHMERE FINGERING by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Mongolian Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Fingering
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): n/a
NEEDLES: 2.25 - 3.25 mm (US No. 1-3)
LENGTH: 365 m / 400 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 55g
* hand wash | made in China

CASHMERE HANDSPUN [100% Handspun Cashmere]
  NATURAL
CASHMERE HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Mongolian Cashmere Handspun
YARN WEIGHT: Double Knit / Light Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 24 sts/ 28 rows
NEEDLES: 3.75 - 4 mm (US No.5-6)
LENGTH: 110 m / 120.3 yrd
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

Lang Cashmere Premium
  NATURAL
CASHMERE PREMIUM by Lang
FIBRE: 100% Premium Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Light Sport
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts/ 34 rows
NEEDLES: 3.5 - 4 mm (US No.4-6)
LENGTH: approx. 115 m / 125.77 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 25 gr
* hand wash | made in Italy

100% Cashmere
  NATURAL
CASHMERE UNDYED by Lotus
FIBRE: 100% Mongolian Undyed Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts/ 30 rows
NEEDLES: 4 - 4.5 mm (US No.6-7)
LENGTH: approx. 132 m / 140 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 56 g /2 oz
* hand wash | made in China

Linea Rossa Solocashmere 110
  NATURAL
SOLOCASHMERE 110 by Linea Rossa
FIBRE: 100% Premium Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Light Sport (4 ply)
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 23 sts/ 32 rows
NEEDLES: 3.25 - 4 mm (US No.5-6)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 121 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 25 gr
* hand wash | made in Italy


Ultra Precious, Exotic

Mink-Cashmmere Handspun
  NATURAL
MINK-CASHMERE HANDSPUN by Lotus
FIBRE: 50% Mongolian Cashmere, 50% Pure Mink
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted / Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 24 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No. 8)
LENGTH: approx. 110 m / 120.2 yds
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

Silky Cashmere
  NATURAL
SILKY CASHMERE Hand Paints by Makalu
FIBRE: 45% MongolianCashmere, 55% Mulberry Silk
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16 sts / 22 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 - 5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: 40 m / 44 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 25g
* hand wash | made in China


Luxurious Blends

Noro SHIRO
  NATURAL
SHIRO by Noro
FIBRE: 30% Cashmere, 30% Silk, 40% Wool
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16-18 sts / 24-26 rows
NEEDLES: 4-4.5 mm (US No. 6-7)
LENGTH: approx. 125 m / 137 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in Japan


Cashmerino

Lang Cashmere Tweed
  NATURAL
CASHMERE TWEED by Lang
FIBRE: 35% Premium Cashmere, 65% Merino extra fine
YARN WEIGHT: Heavy Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 16 sts/ 25 rows
NEEDLES: 4.25 - 5 mm (US No.7-8)
LENGTH: approx. 78 m / 86 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 25 g
* hand wash | made in Italy

Lotus Cashmerino Aran   NATURAL
CASHMERINO ARAN by Lotus
FIBRE: 85% Merino extra fine, 15% Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Aran
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 18 sts / 22 rows
NEEDLES: 4.5 mm (US 7)
LENGTH: approx. 125 m / 137 yards
HANK WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

CASHMERINO WORSTED [80% Lambswool, 10% Angora, 10% Cashmere]
  NATURAL
CASHMERINO WORSTED by Lotus
FIBRE: 80% Lambswool, 10% Angora, 10% Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 22 sts/ 28 rows
NEEDLES: 4 - 4.5 mm (US No.6-7)
LENGTH: 270 m / 295.3 yrd
HANK WEIGHT: 100g
* hand wash | made in China

Orkney LANGAMAY, 70% Lambswool 30% Cashmere
  NATURAL
LANGAMAY by Orkney Angora
FIBRE: 70% Lambswool, 30% Cashmere
YARN WEIGHT: Double Knit
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 25 sts / 32 rows
NEEDLES: 4 mm (US No. 6)
LENGTH: approx. 125 m / 137 yards
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in China

Pashmina, Lana Grossa
  NATURAL
PASHMINA by Linea Rossa
FIBRE: 22% Premium Cashmere, 78% Merino extra fine
YARN WEIGHT: Worsted
TENSION: 10x10cm (4"): 20 sts/ 24 rows
NEEDLES: 4.25 - 4.5 mm (US No.7)
LENGTH: approx. 125 m / 139 yds
BALL WEIGHT: 50g
* hand wash | made in Italy

 

 

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