Joy in Cashmere

Posted on May 30, 2024

Joy in Cashmere

Beekeeper’s Secret by Melanie Berg
mYak RaKu Fiocco di Cashmere Lace,
color Zabaione

Spun from 100% ethically sourced Tibetan cashmere, RaKu Fiocco di Cashmere Lace is a true luxury yarn. Sourced from the spring combing of Tibetan cashmere goats, the fiber has a micron count of 14.5 micron, making it one of the softest cashmere yarns for hand knitting.

The lace weight yarn is wonderful to work with & even more lovely to wear. Knit single-stranded for light, airy pieces, hold double for a bit more substance or combine with another favorite yarn.

The sophisticated palette of colorways are perfect for a special weekend away or relaxing next to a cozy fire.

Beekeeper’s Secret by Melanie Berg is a gorgeous statement shawl knit in this special yarn. The body of the shawl consists of ethereal swaths of lace & textured stripes bordered with more lace. Engaging to knit, the main body of the shawl is knit first, with the lace border picked up & knit at the end.

Here is a quick shopping list of everything you need for this intermediate to advanced project


Finished size: 23.5” wide x 78.75” long

  • 4 balls mYak RaKu Fiocco di Cashmere Lace, photo sample in Zabaione
  • Size US 3, 32” circular needle (body of shawl)
  • Size US 3, 60” (or longer) circular needle (picking up border stitches)

Shop RaKu Fiocco di Cashmere Lace at We also carry the worsted weight version (RaKu Fiocco di Cashmere Medium) for larger gauge projects.

Happy Knitting!

The Wool & Co. Team