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June Cashmere DK

June Cashmere DK

June Cashmere DK

With a journey that begins in high mountain pastures along the Silk Road—June Cashmere travels through Central Asia, Europe, and New England before it finally reaches our Island here in the Pacific Northwest. This rustic, DK-weight, 100% cashmere fiber is combed from the downy undercoats of the indigenous goats of southern Kyrgyzstan.

This country of soaring mountains and formidable environments is home to communities of nomadic shepherds—and some of the world’s softest natural fibers. Kyrgyz shepherds and their livestock have adapted to survive harsh winters at elevations near 10,000 ft—in fact, the delicate cashmere insulates the goats against the frigid climate. Once the fiber has been combed from their undercoats, it’s then scoured in Belgium, dehaired in England, spun in Scotland, and organically dyed in Maine before ending up in our Island store—ready for the final destination of your handknit garment.

American entrepreneur, Sy Belolavek launched June Cashmere in 2016—the name, june, is derived from the Kyrgyz word for ‘animal fiber.’ June Cashmere is committed to giving Kyrgyz cashmere an honored identity among the world’s finest fibers. They endeavor to elevate the well-being of the nomadic shepherds by traveling out to the Kyrgyz villages and purchasing the fiber directly from individual households.

100% Kyrgyz cashmere; 50g, 150 yds(137m);
21 sts = 4"/10cm on US 6 (4mm). Gentle hand-wash.

COLOR: Natural. Undyed, soft, pale brown.

COLOR: Curry. Muted gold.

COLOR: Pumpkin. Pumpkin orange.

COLOR: Moss. Herbal green.

COLOR: Mulberry. Between plum and pink.

COLOR: June Sky. Medium denim blue.

COLOR: Silver Fox. Foggy grey.

COLOR: Espresso. Cool dark brown.

COLOR: Slate. Slate grey.

COLOR: Indigo. Bright navy blue.

COLOR: Scarlet. Cool red.

COLOR: Aegean. An aquatic greenish blue.

jcdk-natural
   

$48.00


3 in stock.
jcdk-curry
   

$48.00


8 in stock.
jcdk-pumpkin
   

$48.00


6 in stock.
jcdk-scarlet
   

$48.00


14 in stock.
jcdk-mulberry
   

$48.00


8 in stock.
jcdk-june-sky
   

$48.00


4 in stock.
jcdk-silver-fox
   

$48.00


5 in stock.
jcdk-espresso
   

$48.00


6 in stock.
jcdk-slate
   

$48.00


7 in stock.
jcdk-indigo
   

$48.00


3 in stock.
jcdk-aegean
   

$48.00


7 in stock.
jcdk-moss
   

$48.00


4 in stock.

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