Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cashmere Yarn--Cheaper Than Wool

Two updates to this post:

I ordered a bit of cashmere/silk and will let you know if it's worth the price.

And I tuned into them last night to discover that you now have to buy $200 of yarn to get the winder. You folks probably drained them of their current stock :)

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I haven't ordered anything from Yubina, but if you want to make an 500-yard cashmere shawlette for $6.99 (plus $4.95 flat rate shipping), go here and graze. The usual price seems to be $9.99, but they are having a sale.

The prices are unbelievable and the lace yarn comes in 40 colors. They carry both 100% cashmere and a 45% cashmere, 50% silk blend ($9.99 for 50 grams/800 yards).

More goodies:

* Order over $100, you get a "yarn winding machine."
* On your third order, you get a 5% discount.
* Free samples.
* They carry merino sport and worsted weight yarn, too.

fleegle swoons with delight.

23 comments:

2trees said...

You are evil.

Laritza said...

And it comes in cones!

Jane said...

I will not buy yarn. I will not buy yarn I will not.... Oh hell, who am I fooling? Temptress, thy name is fleegle! Excuse me, I have to shop now :-)

Opal said...

2trees said it all. So did Jane. So much for my yarn diet this month. Eek.

Courtney said...

Thanks for the tip :-) There are a lot of colors to choose from :-)

z's momma said...

Oh, this is the same vender that Cookie A recommends on the Laceknitters group. I guess they've got an on-line shop now.

Lorette said...

You are really an evil temptress. I really needed some pink cashmere silk lace yarn. A whole shawl's worth for under $30!

LittleBerry said...

nuaghty, naughty Fleegle :))))))))

Kenny said...

Nsh ah..... for real???!??!?!?!?

Kenny said...

Please order some and let us know if it for real, quality cashmere! :L{

You're our official yarn tester!

Batty said...

Who doesn't want that?

Carol said...

Jeez, that's a good deal!

Iris G said...

Heck, you are evil--it's official. I must resist the temptation...

miyamojo said...

Yikes! Why did I look here! Quick! Hide the credit card! :)

Love your Spider King edge!
Soba noodles and Pachinko balls -smurk, heehee!
Thanks for sharing your thought process.
I'm writing your corner edge rule down!
m :)

Monika said...

Totally OT but I'm trying desperately to find some help with Japanese Knitting pattern books I bought. I'm looking for translation for the knitting sybols. Please tell me you know where I can find such translation, please??? The books have such wonderful patterns in them, some symbols I can guess, but some I can't even imagine. If you can help I THANK you a thousand times in advance!

BadCatDesigns said...

More temptation! But did you notice they have a color they call "liver?" No can do...I will resist, but if you get some please post about the quality. I am tempted more by the silk/cash blend. They only account for 95% of the content, so I wonder what the other 5% is?

2trees said...

OK, details on my blog about this yarn.

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, I'm in lust for that yarn! BTW, has anyone other than me noticed that when you hit the link on the Yubina site for "merino" the shades shown bear no relation whatsoever to the name of the colors?

Molly said...

Have any of you lovelies tried the chunky weight from Yubina? I'm completely enamored with the idea that I, yes, little old me, can possibly afford cashmere... real... cashmere...

fleegle said...

Dear Molly--

To my knowledge, nobody has tried the chunkyweight. However, the laceweight is wonderful, so I am assuming that more is ever wonderfuler.

Molly said...

Oh, thank you so much for the quickest answer EVAH! I'm going to do it! I'll order some and share what I find... Four weeks, eh? Mmmmm...maybe chocolate can tide me over till then....

Molly said...

It's real! lovely! wonderfuller! absolutely delicious! It arrived quicker than expected, so I didn't gain the 5lb I thought I might devouring chocolate. Thank you for tempting us!

Larry and Carolyn said...

Just saw your blog. Is this website legit? Do they really sell at this low price? Do you receive what you order? How is the quality?