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RESTOCKED Handmaiden Casbah Gradient Kits

Handmaiden Casbah Kits Restock

Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits

We’ve restocked these super popular kits with your favourite bright, springy colours! They’re great for knitters of all skill levels, for beginner to more experienced, and make a great gift. The project requires 4mm/US6-36″circular needles (or longer), which are sold separately. Handmaiden Casbah 5ply is soft, squishy, and delicious to knit & wear!

Each kit comes with:

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FREEBIE Easy Garter Scarfy Wrap

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Easy Garter Scarfy Wrap

This project is the brainchild of my friend Jo, and I’m very grateful that she came up with this simple solution because it’s GREAT! This wrap drapes like a big scarf, but is also equally wearable as a wrap. The pattern is almost totally brainless; it’s a great second or third project for a beginner knitter, but it also works equally well for more experienced knitters hanging out on the patio with a beer or a cocktail.

It’s designed with the Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Kits (which we are constantly restocking), but you can use any DK or Sport weight yarn (or if you want to play around with the base math you can use other weights of yarn). You can make it as a gradient colourway, like ours, or use a single variegated, solid, semi-solid, ombre, or even self-striping yarn – it’s such a simple shape that just about anything goes, it’s totally flex.

As an aside, we are always restocking the Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Kits, but they are all one of a kind and individually dyed, so no two will be exactly alike.

Thank You Jo!

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Size

14.5″/37cm wide x 76″/190cm long

Materials

 

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NEW Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Wrap Kits

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Handmaiden Casbah 5Ply Gradient Wrap Kits

Soft and luxurious, Cashbah 5 Ply is a wonderful DK weight yarn made with cashmere and merino! These gradient sets transition from one skein to another naturally, and have an amazing depth to their colours. Each skein is 82m(87 yards)/50g (80% merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon). Made in Canada. Each kit is individually dyed, no two are exactly alike, images may vary a bit.

Kit Contains

  • 5 skeins of Casbah 5ply yarn (398m total)
  • Pattern

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FREEBIE Wavy Scarf

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Wavy Scarf

Handmaiden’s Wavy Scarf is a fast & easy one skein project for the spring! Indulge in a skein of luscious Handmaiden Silken – no regrets with this little project.

Materials

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NEW Handmaiden Silken

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Handmaiden Silken

Handmaiden Silken is one of the best silks around! It’s a 100% silk yarn with an exceptional lustre and texture – it’s as smooth as it gets! It has a remarkable drape, and look outstanding can for lace or non-lace garments, and it will look outstanding either way. The yardage is also great; just one skein makes a Wavy Scarf, a Drop Stitch Scarf, or a Lace Ribbon Scarf, and two skeins make a Clapotis wrap (all FREE patterns).

  • 100% Silk
  • 100g-250m (273 yds)
  • 3.5mm/US4 needles
  • 24 sts + 4″ (10cm)
  • Hand wash
  • Made in Canada
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NEW Handmaiden Silk Rumple!



For your Spring & Summer textile pleasure, we’ve brought back an old favourite, Handmaiden Silk Rumple (also know as Swiss Mountain Silk Rumple). It’s made from 100% silk, has a silky sheen, and a light, nubbly texture that makes it easy to work with and a delight to look at and wear. The texture also lends a hand in a few other ways; it makes it easier to knit with (there’s more there for your needle to grab), and knits up beautifully on a broad selection of needle sizes, which means you can really stretch a skein! We made our Bias Shawl (below) with 7mm/US10.75 needles.

  • 100% silk
  • 100g/300m (328yds)
  • Suggest needle size 3mm/US3, but you can use up to a 7mm/US10.75 because of the texture
  • Hand dyed in Canada


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New Finished Project: Simple Yet Effective Cowl


You already know that I’m having a love affair with cashmere, so it won’t be much of a surprise if I told you I made another cowl with the stuff. It couldn’t be helped, this damnable cold winter made me do it. I caved and bought a parka – don’t tell my old wool coat, she’ll never forgive me.  The down-filled usurper is a very boring grey and desperately needs some colour …… some snuggly, baby soft, cashmere colour. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 




  • I like wearing it inside out
  • Used German Twisted Cast On
  • Worked 10 pattern repeats and then 3 purl rows.
  • Bound off with 5.5mm/US9 needles