9.28.2006

acryl-a-rino?

i just heard the strangest rumour about debbie bliss cashmerino at knit club tonight. someone said a lady at one of the local yarn shops claims there is no cashmere in d.bliss cashmerino...that it is actually (gasp!) acrylic. has anyone else heard anything about this? i gotta say, cashmere or not, i love cashmerino. not that i think it's right to say cashmere and use acrylic instead, mind you. but the stuff comes in a great color palette and knits up beautifully.

7 comments:

yahaira said...

http://knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=61236&SearchTerms=,cashmerino,cascade

yahaira said...

here

Anonymous said...

figures you'd show up at knit club on a nite i couldn't! boo.

jenna said...

A cashmere/acrylic bait and switch would be the ultimate knitting scandal, wouldn't it?

You were at knitting club?!

Nora said...

It's true - I think. I just checked my Baby Cashmerino ball band: 12% cashmere BLEND (so, it could be 1% cashmere blended with 11% acrylic)!

anneland22 said...

well, i have a ball of 100% cashmere and a ball of cashmerino - cashmerino only feels a tiny bit les soft and incredible than the real deal...so if that is being faked with a lot of acrylic then they deserve 3 cheers and a standing ovation for making acrylic feel so right ;).

HoJo said...

The local yarn shops are correct, there's been substantial testing and it has proved that there is 0 cashmere in the Cashmerino. This is a violation of labeling laws and may actually lead to FTC investigations.

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