This is a gift for a friend, a sort of knitted hug-from-afar. It's the Burberry-Inspired Cowl from Julianne Smith at The Garter Girl, a simple, quick knit -- yeah, if you don't cut the yarn too short for weaving. It's cables but isn't cable-y, more just sort of ripples, or in this particular color, kind of like sand dunes --
This is the Filatura di Amigo Cashmere/Seta yarn I got from Joy in Hong Kong umpteen years ago, and made a Backyard Leaves scarf out of not long after. Still have tons left over. I remembered how much this yarn stretched, so I worked it a little tighter this time than I might have done, and hoped it would stretch enough to soften and show the cashmere to its best advantage.
I do not like knitting with Kidsilk Haze. Scratchy and hairy, and with an unpleasant feel almost like very thin wire, not to mention unkind when you make a mistake. This color is wonderful, though -- "Ghost" -- a very soft purply-grey neutral.
But the pattern is, like the cowl, a quick and satisfying knit, and I think will be pleasant to wear on a cool spring afternoon. Just be warned that you will not be able to make the ribs line up.
Not sure I will knit much for a while, as summer is rapidly approaching here in Southern California, and although I was wearing wool socks and a slipover just last week, this morning I am in sandals and short sleeves! But a sewing project is on the cutting board --