MAESTRO 70% Merino, 30% CASHMERE, Nm Count 1/15 000
CESARI 70 % Merino, 30% CASHMERE, Nm Count 1/14 000
Both Cashmere Blends will look special whatever style you choose.
Two beautiful blends of Merino and Cashmere which feel and wear better than many lower qualities of 100% Cashmere; warm, light, soft - all the superb qualities you expect from a good yarn blend. Whether you decide on a latest designer style or a classic elegant garment you will always enjoy knitting with them and even more so wearing. They are fine yarns and therefore mainly used double (we supply it already wound double [2 strands wound together] on one cone unless requested otherwise). It is ideally suited for lady’s and man’s jumpers and cardigans as well as skirts and dresses.
The average requirement for a jumper or cardigan is up to 350g already wound double. A 400 gram cone is required for a ribbed carding as for Design
The yarn is supplied already wound double unless otherwise requested.
The difference between these two yarns is the metric count, CESARI is just a fraction thicker than MAESTRO, but either yarn can be used for the same pattern and the quantities stated also apply to both.
To obtain the smooth and velvety finish, this fibre is renown for, the tension square and the garment requires for the first wash a fairly warm to hot hand wash, thereafter lukewarm hand wash is recommended, it can also be dry cleaned.
Machine Knitting: It is suitable for all Japanese machines as well as Passap and Pfaff. For a ribbed cast-on put the Slide Lever on the Ribber on II with Brother machines (reset it to I after the selvedge), use the P-Carriage with Knitmaster machines. Passap and Pfaff machines require none of this. The Main Tension can vary from 5 to 10 depending on the texture you want to achieve.
Hand Knitting: Needle size 2.5 mm to 3 mm for welt and cuff ribbing, needle size 3.75 to 4.5 mm for stocking stitch.
Pattern M 223 Intarsia:
The instructions are for working with the Intarsia Carriage. They also include step-by-step instructions for sewing the underarm seam to achieve perfectly matching stripes.
This pattern is available at £5.50 as PDF email attachment.
Step-by-step instructions for
joining the panels
Includes step-by-step instructions, all supported with photographs, to knit the individual panels in order to achieve an easy and neat finishing.
It also covers in great details the joining of the stripes along the underarm seam.
This pattern is available at £7.50 as PDF email attachment.
The finished garment in small/medium weights 220g but a total of requirement is 400g : -
100g Cesari Col 102, 70g Maestro Col 150, 80g Cesari Col 03P, 120g Cesari Col 155, 30g Cesari Col 35.
If you happen to have some left over of small quantities of either Maestro or Cesari and would like to use them and change the colour scheme accordingly let me know what colours you have and how much of each as well as the overall colour scheme you would like to obtain, I will then try to complement those colours with other small quantities.
See also special KIT off on right.
Perfect match of the stripes
along the underarm seam.
SPECIAL OFFER for KIT M 223 in the colours shown
FOR A LIMITED PERIOD at £55.00 including UK postage excluding pattern.
CESARI and MAESTRO are supplied on standard size cones of 350 grams already wound double (2 ends wound together) unless requested otherwise, as well as on 400g cones and 50 gram cones wound single or double.
The average requirement of both qualities for a jumper is around 300g and for a cardigan up to 350g.
When choosing a colour please keep in mind that all monitors vary. However, I was told and it seems to be true, to get a good representation of a colour scroll to bring the colour to appear in the middle of your screen.
MAESTRO: 350g £64.00
50g £ 9.90
Design 28, unisex jumper with two cable panels, which of course can be omitted. With the CLASSIC SHOULDER LINE, as featured with step-by-step instructions in Book No.3, it produces a smooth elegant shoulder and is very easy to knit and extremely easy to sew.
Sleeve and welt edging for M 911
150g will knit this very smart, useful and practical waistcoat.The trimmings along the armhole are knitted easily when knitting the front/back.
Design 224, NEW Hot of the Press. The pattern will be available shortly.
M 05 the CLASSIC Cardigan as featured in Book No.3 in the KNIT TO FINISH series - the CLASSIC SHOULDER LINE.
M 223 with Intarsia Carriage £5.50
M 223 without Intarsia Carriage £7.50
M 75 £6.50.
Design 58 - sideways knitted tabard, with very small armhole and neck trimmings
The pattern includes a short version as shown here as well as a longer version.
At present orders an be placed: -
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For more information on any item or confirmation of Yarn requirement for a particular garment, please do contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions and let you know the cost of each of the item you are interested in. You can then decide on your requirements. Upon receipt of your firm order we will send an invoice via PayPal.
POSTAGE for YARNS:
UK: - ONE cone £3.80, TWO cones £4.80; THREE to FOUR cones £8.00; FIVE to TEN cones £10.00. For Milan see Milan page
OUTSIDE UK: Postage at cost. After checking the exact cost we will sent you an invoice for it via PayPal..
POSTAGE for BOOKS:
UK: ONE Book £1.60; TWO books £2.50.
OUTSIDE UK: ONE Book £6.00; TWO books £8.00
POSTAGE for PATTERNS:
UK: ONE Pattern 90p; TWO to THREE Patterns £1.60; FOUR or more Patterns FREE POSTAGE.
OUTSIDE UK: ONE Pattern £2.00; TWO Patterns £3.50; THREE or more Patterns £4.50 (maximum £4.50!)
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or telephone Nina on 020 8455 1996, outside UK 00 44 208455 1996
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