Types of Cashmere Knitting

by Mills Hawkins

Cashmere is prized for its softness, warmth, and durability. There are several different types of knitting techniques that can be used to create high-quality cashmere sweaters, scarves, and other garments. Some common cashmere knitting techniques include:

  1. Stockinette stitch: This is a basic knitting technique that creates a smooth, even fabric with a series of alternating cashmere knit and purl stitches.

  2. Garter stitch: This technique creates a fabric with a series of cashmere knit stitches that produce a ridged, textured surface.

  3. Ribbing: This technique creates a fabric with a series of alternating knit and purl stitches that form a ribbed pattern.

  4. Cable knitting: This technique involves crossing stitches over each other to create a pattern of raised cables on the surface of the cashmere fabric.

  5. Lace knitting: This technique involves using increases, decreases, and yarnovers to create a delicate, openwork cashmere fabric.

  6. Intarsia: This technique involves using multiple colors of cashmere yarn to create patterns or designs within the fabric.

Each of these cashmere knitting techniques can be used to create a wide range of different styles and textures in cashmere knitwear, depending on the desired look and feel of the final product.