We are taking a moment to introduce you to the different types of cashmere knits we have available in our collections. Here we explain what the different cashmere stitches are, when it is best to wear them and which knit suits different accessory types.
What is Plain Knit Cashmere?
The plain knit is a regular knit without a pattern. The stitch itself it’s a simple flat knit. When you look closely there are small v’s on the front with short loops visible on the back. A plain knit is a lighter-weight knit too. Do look out for the ply of the accessory, as this determines the thickness of the cashmere yarn. We knit our accessories with 2-ply cashmere which is a nice weight and thickness for all-year wear. We do also use 3-ply deluxe and 4-ply super deluxe which creates a thicker warmer knit that is more suitable for colder weather.
Plain knit cashmere is a classic look that is easy to wear and timeless. Plain knits are suitable to wear all year round making plain knit accessories the most versatile choice.
All accessories in our range – beanie hats, scarves, socks, gloves and wristwarmers – are available in a plain knit.
What is Rib Knit Cashmere?
A rib knit is a textured knit combining knit and purl that forms vertical parallel lines or ridges. A rib-knit adds texture which makes it great for trapping the air to keep you lovely and warm while wearing it.
At My Cosy Store, we have a selection of Single Rib knits. A single rib is where the stitches are equal – the raised and lower ridges are equal widths. Whereas, with a Double Rib the ridge is twice the width of the lower ridge for a chunkier design.
We often utilise the rib stitch to finish our knits as it helps to maintain the accessory’s shape. A rib-knit has a bit of stretch or give, which makes it comfortable to wear too.
A rib knit is another easy-to-wear knit either in a single or a double rib. A rib knit is a timeless design that suits all and can be worn throughout the year too.
Our beanie hats, scarves, wristwarmers and socks are available in a range of single and double Rib knits.
What is Cable Knit Cashmere?
The cable knit is another classic knit and is most commonly associated with wintertime. The knit technique uses stitches to twist rows to form a “cable”, think of ropes crisscrossed over each other. The cable knit is sometimes also known as the ‘Aran Stitch’ as it was though this knit originated from the Aran Islands, located off the west coast of Ireland.
At My Cosy Store, we have also created variations of the cable knit with our Cable Detail and Fine Cable knits. These knits still use the cable rope and twist design but in different ways to create different looks. The cable detail knits show off the cable twists. Whereas the fine cable knits are a delicate version of the classic cable knit, where the cables and twists are on a smaller scale.
When you are looking for a super cosy knit especially for wintertime, look no further than the cable knit. Cable knits can be worn all year round, the chunkier the knit the warmer the accessory will be. A more delicate knit such as the Fine cable range is perfect for the transition seasons of Spring and Autumn but is also warm enough for winter too.
We offer a range of beanie hats, scarves, gloves and bedsocks in our cable, fine cable and cable detail knits.
What is a cashmere Tuck Stitch Knit?
The tuck stitch is an intricate stitch that creates a beautifully delicate texture. This knit comprises of held, tuck and knitted loops. This creates a thicker knit on the tuck stitches, giving a warm decorative texture.
The tuck stitch is pretty and is favoured to show off the colour of the yarn. So pick your favourite colour and show it off.
Wearing any tuck stitch cashmere will keep you lovely and cosy. Our 2-ply tuck stitch cashmere can be worn throughout the year, especially through autumn, winter and spring.
At My Cosy Store, you can find tuck stitch in our range of beanie hats, scarves, gloves and wristwarmers.
What is Snowflake Knit?
Our own snowflake design is a twist on the Fair Isle knit. The knit itself is a plain knit using different coloured yarns to create the design.
This unique knit is currently only available in our range of women’s socks.
The beauty of cashmere being a natural fibre means that you can wear cashmere all year round. The knit will keep you lovely and cosy, yet is also breathable. That means that snowflake socks are not just for Christmas! Plus our British winters and snow seasons can last months on either side of winter, so you will get plenty of wear from them.
How do I choose a Cashmere Knit?
If you have read through our different types of cashmere knits and still don’t know which one is best for you, how do you choose? We suggest that you pick the knit you like the look of the most. The more you like it the more you will wear it. Cashmere is long-lasting if looked after properly and actually gets softer over time. All of our knits use quality 100% pure new cashmere making all of our cashmere accessories warm and breathable, meaning you’ll be nice and cosy without overheating.