Recycled yarns, with low environmental impact

100% Recycled.
Recycled Yarn Low Environmental Impact


To achieve fluffy, slick soft hand we suggest the following processing, but avoid knitting too tight.

A – Wash garments at 35°C in water and neutral soap.
E.G. 10 kg of knitwear requires gr. 40 of neutral soap.
Wash garments for about 5/10 minutes,depending on the type of count used. For combed and csrded items contain 30-80% acrylic fibre,we strongly recommend washing at 45 and using slower machine cycles to achieve a softy hand.
Subsequantly rinse garments in cold water.

B – Rewash items at 30/35c in water,adding 3-4 grams of softener ( silicon microemulsion) per kilo of material.
E.G: 10kg of knitwear requires gr.40 of silicon microemulsion softener.
Add 40 garms of acetic  acid to the 40 grams of softener per 100 litres of water.
Leave the knitwear to soak in the silicon softener and acetic for about 10/20 minutes, with the machine off.

C – Spin dry the garments at no more than 75c for about 15/25 minutes.

D – For strong and contrasting colours in striped knitwear, or Jaquard we recommend dry cleaning first and wash garments on a short cycle with plenty of water.


1 – It is advisable to knit using at least 2 feeders ( thread – gudes )

2 – On this yarn, knitter should expert a 4%  waste due to yarn structure and dyeing process.

3 – It is absolutely necessary to do a washing and ironing test on a sample garment each lot, to verefy shrinkage values and colours fastness – before proceeding with prodution.

4 – If yarn is knitted after more than two weeks from delivery, it is advisable to rewax it in order to achieve a smooth "run" throgh the needles and a more homogeneous result.

5 – Whenever yarn is used for STRIPES in constrsting colours, Hircus Filati will disclaim any responsability if such imformation was not given on time.


Handcrafter yarn of original desing.
This means that the colours and fullness may vary considerably between one lot and another. This effect is to be considered an intrinsic feature of the yarn, and therefore is not sudject to claims.

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Italian Cashmere Yarn


my name is Federico Scatizzi, owner of the web site

I am glad to briefly present you our pure cashmere yarns, and I would like to show you the way to purchase them.
On our web page you can find pure cashmere yarns for hand knitting and to machine. These yarns are produced by some of the finest yarn specialized companies, such as Filati Biagioli Modesto, Cariaggi, LoroPiana, Filatura Papi, Natural Fantasy and many others italian spinnings.

We are traders, we are not manufacturers, our yarns come from stock made with companies specialized in cashmere processing. We buy small lots of yarn at very affordable prices and we can sell directly to the public or private wholesale, at prices up to a quarter of the normal price you would find in other stores. All our yarns are new, they are not remanufactured.

You may be wondering how all this is possible. I’ll try to explain it in a nutshell.

The producer of cashmere knitwear or clothing, usually buy in large quantities directly from manufacturers.
The yarn in excess inventories, generated by these companies once they finish setting up their own collection and production of clothing,  is sold at prices far below cost prices, in fact at  stock prices. This allows us to buy these stocks and put them back for sale to our customers in small quantities at a very exceptional price.

This means that every article and color of yarn is available on our website in very small amounts, sometimes less than a pound, and it is difficult to find the same article once it is finished.
For this reason we don’t provide color charts or samples, as it may happen that when you get the color cards or sample of that particular article of yarn, maybe the same article has already been sold.

The knitting yarns are divided into yarn in balls and yarn packages.
The yarns in balls have already been treated with water, that have already been washed, and can be directly processed. The balls are 50 grams and the price varies according to the article and the thickness of the yarn.

To view the catalog of yarns in balls for knitting, click on the corresponding category.

Knitting yarns on cones have not been treated with water. Nevertheless, it can work the grill directly. My advice is to wash the garment (vest, cardigan, scarf, and so on) when you’re done to achieve it. Garments made with these yarns may have a narrowing of one or two percent after the first wash. If you want advice on how to wash cashmere garments, please visit our blog, following the link at the end of every page on our website.

To view the catalog of hand-knitting yarns in roche, click knitting yarn on cones

The machine yarns have mainly a value of 2/28000, to be processed on the machine at thinness 12 if they have one end, or thinness 7 if they have two ends, depending on the type of your machine. Sometimes you can find different thinness as well.

To view the catalog of yarns to work with the machine, click on yarn by machine.
Then clicking on the title, you will find all the data: fineness, colors, available quantity, price, and so on.

Money-back guarantee.
The guarantee covers the goods as described and does not cover damage caused during transport which is not directly assignable. The right to withdraw from the contract is guaranteed providing it is exercised within 10 days from receipt of the goods and on condition that the goods be returned (transport costs at your expense), after which time, the contract will be considered favourably and definitely concluded. Any costs and expenses borne will be withheld and the balance reimbursed to the purchaser. Should the goods not conform to the description, precise details of the defect or error must be notified within 2 days from receipt of the goods to be able to obtain a total reimbursement, without expenses or charges, and on condition that the goods be duly returned. It is obligatory to contact the vendor prior to sending back the goods. If (at any moment) you decide that you’re not satisfied with our products , please send an e-mail to explaining the reason of your claim, and your intention to obtain the complete reimboursement.

How to make a purchase.
It’s very easy to buy in our website. We have chosen a particular kind of e-commerce software, that makes your purchase extremely simple. It offer a clear procedure that leads you through the steps of your purchase. You will see how it will be simple to buy a product at “Company of Cashmere”.
Once you have found your product, let’s insert the    quantity, and where required, select the color (using the table in the model page), then click on Add to Cart button. After that, you will see a wizard that will lead you through some steps to follow in order to complete your order.
Please, be sure that your address is exact and complete, ready for shipment.

How to make a payment
You can pay using your credit card, or by bank wire. We suggest to use credit card, as it is more comfortable, faster and it protects your purchase.

Credit Card payments
We have chosen Paypal to manage online payments. In this way you are protected by the most secure and famous payment method in the world.
You are not requested to have a Paypal account (but you can get one if you wish), you can pay using your credit card (VISA, Mastercard and American Express) or using a prepaid credit card.

Payment by Bank Wire
You can choose also the “Bank Wire” payment method. You can choose it when you checkout, you have to insert your personal informations, including your shipping address and your telephone number (for further communications if necessary) . After confirming your order, you will receive the bank info by e-mail. Once you have completed the bank wire payment, please advise us by e-mail at adding the CRO number of bank wire payment, and if possible, include a scanned copy of the payment (bank receipt).

We ship your order once we receive the payment, by Poste Italiane (Italian mail service) or TNT Express Courier.

Shipping To European Community countries
Deliveries to EU countries are made by TNT Global Express, and the delivery will be made within 2-3 business days. Deliveries to EU countries do not have additional costs or customs fees.

Shipping non-EU countries
Shipments are made by the Italian Mail “Poste Italiane” or TNT Express Courier; please read carefully the shipping terms below.

Shipping with Italian Mail “Poste Italiane” Shipments made by Poste Italiane are exempt from customs fees and charges, and are carried out under the following conditions:
– Shipments by air (air mail) are delivered in approximately 7-10 business days from date of shipment.
– Ground Shipments (Standard Shipping) are delivered in 20 working days from date of shipment
Shipments made by TNT Global Express are delivered in a maximum of 5 working days from date of shipment, but requiring the payment of customs fees and charges.
Unfortunately, most countries do not make public their customs charges, and we can not calculate the costs that you incur if you choose this type of shipment.
Customs charges have different costs depending on the country of destination, usually is around 4-7% of the total cost of the goods (this percentage is not defined and may vary according to customs laws of the destination country).
You can calculate shipping costs prior to checkout. Go to your shopping cart after having entered the product of your choice, enter a zip code and / or select your country of residence in the table “Estimate Shipping and Tax” and click on “Get a Quote”, select the shipping method preferences and proceed to checkout.

Refund and Reimbursement
In case of refund, you have to send back the products (at your load, we’ll call this). With the refund, contract shall be considered favorably and finally concluded by deducting any costs and expenses incurred.
If instead we simply send the wrong item, please contact us within 2 days after receiving the package, writing at clearly showing the defect and/or the error, you are entitled to full reimbursement, without any charges after return of the sent item.
It is required to contact the seller before you return the goods

How to register and to modify your personal informations
This site allows you to sign up, with several advantages. In this way you will enter your information – not the credit card number, of course – only the first time, and for further purchases, the site will remember them and will propose them to you. You can also easily see the history of your purchases on this site.
Registering it is very simple: just click on the Account link located on the top right, in every page, below the search box. Obviously, you can change your registered information at any time from your account.

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Harsh winter wipes out millions of cashmere goats

Article from Asia News

Ulaan Baatar (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The cold winter that brought heavy snowfall, icy winds and temperatures averaging minus 35 Celsius has also killed more than 2,000,000 heads of livestock, especially cashmere goats, known for their soft and warm wool. The survival of Mongolia’s nomadic herders, who account for approximately one-third of Mongolia’s labour force, is at stake. This year’s harsh winter comes on top of a very dry summer, which hampered the ability of many herders to gather sufficient supplies of fodder and hay.

Mongolian herders are used to cold winter, but very few if any remember one like this one, the harshest in living memory. Khurmatai, who like many herders goes by one name, told Eurasianet that even when it was very cold, like in 2001, “there was grass under the snow.” However, “This year there is nothing but sand”.

With little access to pastureland and limited fodder stores, herders must take a measured approach to protecting their animals. Khurmatai keeps the weakest animals in a stone corral next to his home, a meagre pile of hay spread on the ground. He fears they will not survive until spring.

On a recent day, he lost 20 goats, huddled in the corral, covered with snow. Though 200 animals remain in his flock, “before spring we will lose most of them for sure, if the weather continues like this”.

Other herders have left their weakest animals to die in an attempt to keep the best ones alive. When they die, they skin the animals and sell the hides, even though that will bring in less than half of what they would make were they to sell wool sheared from live animals in the spring.

Herders left without a flock to shepherd by spring would have little choice but to move with their families to a village or a city to look for a job.

According to the United Nations, 19 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces have been hit by what officials call a “humanitarian disaster”.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that as many as four million of 144 million animals nationwide could die before spring. Families with smaller herds are particularly vulnerable.

An eight-province assessment mission by FAO found that 21,000 herding families had suffered losses of 50 per cent or more.

Several countries, including China and Australia, have sent emergency aid to Mongolia, but herders generally live in vast regions that are hard to reach, partly because of heavy snowfalls that isolated entire villages.

Scores of herding communities, their flocks devastated, migrated to the capital and provincial cities after the harsh winter in 2001.

Many families did not find employment and were thrust into poverty. Others fear this year might bring the same.

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Come realizzare un Coprispalle Incrociato

OCCORRENTE: (per una taglia 42)
200 gr. di filato, messo doppio, colore a scelta, Ferri n. 4

Maglia Rasata.
Punto Fantasia (si lavora su 9 m. + 8 m.) lav. come da schema, tenendo presente che:
| = 1 m. dir.
_ = 1 m. rov.
= 1 m. acc. sempl. (pass. 1 m. a dir. senza lavorarla, 1 m. dir., acc. la m. passata su quella lavorata a dir.);
/ = 2 m. ins. a dir.;
O = 1 gett.
Ogni quadretto dello schema corrisponde a 1 m. e a 1 ferro. Le m. dei ferri pari si lavorano a rov.
Terminati i 4 ferri dello schema, rip. dal 1° ferro.

Cm. 10 x 10 lavorati con i ferri n. 4 e con il filato messo doppio a punto fantasia sono pari a 20 m. e 22 ferri.

La striscia misura cm.19 x 166. Avv. 40 m. con i ferri n. 4 e con il filato messo doppio. Lav. 2 ferri a m. rasata, quindi lav. a punto fantasia, lavorando le prime 13 m. dello schema, poi rip. le 9 m. del rapporto e le ultime 4 m. dello schema. A cm. 166 di alt. tot., intrecc. le m.

Appoggiare la striscia sulle spalle, incrociarla sul davanti e passarla sul dietro. Cucire sul dietro il punto di incontro delle estremità della striscia.

Questo progetto è offerto da:

Federico Scatizzi

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Sciarpa Krtek

Nuova traduzione: sciarpa Krtek

Inviato da Typesetter 18:08 

  • Filato: Laïka di Bouton d’Or, 100 % lana, 4 gomitoli (50 g = 50 m) colore Taupe. Questo filato è made in France, credo sia disponibile in tutto il mondo ma per eventuali sostituzioni la tensione che si ottiene è di 14 m = 10 cm a maglia rasata con i ferri da 6 m.
  • Ferri: 6 mm.
  • Misure: circa 125 × 20 cm.

Testo dello schema nel post esteso
Il pattern originale è stato pubblicato come Ravelry free download

Schema e foto © Darktricot/Orlane, 2008-2009.
È autorizzato solo l’uso personale dello schema. Né questo pattern né i capi ottenuti da esso possono essere rivenduti.
Il testo e le foto sono stati usati e tradotti con l’autorizzazione dell’autrice.

Monta 24 maglie. Lavora come indicato dallo schema. Quando la sciarpa è della lunghezza desdierata, lavora 2 ferri a m leg e intreccia. Facile!!

Cuci un bottone sul lato, a circa 15 cm dal bordo, non ti serviranno occhielli perché il punto le crea di “naturali” ;). Il bloccaggio dipende dalle preferenze personali e dal filato. Non ho bloccato la mia.

Ho lavorato la sciarpa mentre guardavo La petite taupe con mia figlia. Si tratta di un cartone animato ceco il cui protagonista è Krtek, la più graziosa e furba talpa mai vissuta.

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Uncinetto: il tappeto rustico

Questo tappeto, realizzato con il cotone grezzo e con un punto molto semplice, è di grande utilità per la vostra casa.

Cotone povero:

  • g 700 color ruggine
  • g 550 color beige;
  • uncinetto n° 5.


Punti impiegati

  • Punto tappeto.
  • Maglia bassa.
  • Punto gambero.

Col colore beige avviate una catenella di 134 m. e lavorate per 130 righe col p. tappeto, alternando i colori ogni riga.

Rifinite intorno l’intero tappeto con 6 giri a maglia bassa con il cotone color ruggine, lavorando 3 maglie in ogni maglia d’angolo.
Terminate con un giro a punto gambero.

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