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Chroma Nima

Shifting Chevrons Cashmere Kit

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  • This incredible yarn set with  45 colours, each comprised of 3 dyes in differing, exacting proportions: This is Chroma Nima's amazing Colour Theory Cashmere set plus the 3D intarsia scarf pattern!

    Dyed by Vicky Streater in neighbouring Wimbledon, this cashmere is a certified sustainable, traceable and organic, wonderfully soft lace weight yarn.

    Cashmere quality is below 16 microns! (that's very very soft!)

    All of the rich, dark colours of autumn: gold, flame, spruce, plum, grey, rust... 

    Your Kit Includes:
    45 colourways in 5g / 37m balls, plus a swatch ball for gauge swatches
    printed, hard-copy pattern

    The Pattern

    If we think of knitted fabric just like a sheet of paper, and we can fold sheets of paper into amazing shapes then we can fold knitted fabric too. Garter stitch is such a strong, static fabric with no desire to turn or twist in any particular direction. Stocking stitch columns (vertical and diagonal) want to turn the fabric, and Vicky used this natural inclination to create folds.

    This pattern uses garter stitch, stocking stitch and twisted stitches to create the fabric. Intarsia is used to manage colours. Difficulty level: advanced. (Recommended needle size is 3.5mm.)

    Another brilliant pattern for this yarn set is Olga Jazzy's Aranami Shawl (as shown), or check out some of Kieran Foley's designs for more ideas...

    Lace weight, or hold double for sock / fingering weight!
     Presented in a gorgeous, sustainably produced gift box

    A very, very special collection of yarn!


    ISO9001 - quality management systems and best practice

    ISO14001 - quality and the environment

    OKEO-Tex Standard 100 (EU Trusted Textiles)

    Responsible Wool Standard

    GOTS Organic Textile Standard

    Global Recycled Standard

    Good Cashmere Standard

    a member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance 

    To wash your finished project, soak in a cold water bath with a little wool-friendly soap, squeeze the water out and dry flat. Try not to agitate in water or wring dry which will lead to felting or misshaping.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Cashmere

    There is a total of 240g / 1665m yarn per set, 5g / 37m per colour and includes a swatch ball for gauge swatches.

    Lace weight, or hold double for sock / fingering weight


    chroma - the purity of a colour or its freedom from white or grey

    nima - thread or yarn

    Chroma Nima's creator, Vicky Streater, lives in Wimbledon with her husband, three children and gorgeous greyhound. She is passionate about colour and the environment, and obsessed by colour gradients and the mechanics of how colours change from one to the other. She loves natural dyes for their serendipity and refusal to be predictable. She loves the quietness of the process of knitting, how it's so creative, meditative and useful.

    Her cashmere is certified organic, traceable and sustainable with an average fibre length of 34 - 38mm at less than 16 microns. The sustainable commercial dyes she uses are very "wash and light fast", and are founders of the global Responsible Care® initiative and a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. The organic botanical dyes she works with have been chosen for their light and wash fast qualities.

    All of her packaging is from recycled paper and are recyclable. The electricity used to dye her yarn is from renewable sources. She has experimented with reducing the amount of water in her dyeing, and now only uses a third of what she used to. She doesn't use toxic auxiliaries or mordants and takes care to ensure her dye baths are fully exhausted.