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Monday, May 28, 2007

Kusha Kusha

I received the nicest gift a few days ago from Janet, a scarf kit from Habu. I love it. The color and texture are perfect for my mood. One strand of merino wool and one strand of a stainless steel/silk mix are knit together, the feel is soft with a subtle, almost sticky body and in the grey color it has a chain mail effect. I think I messed up the pattern a bit since I cast on with both yarns and maybe should have only used the stainless steel/silk yarn to begin with. After the knitting is done the scarf is to be slightly felted with warm water and soap. I have mixed feelings about felting hand knitting so we'll see if I complete the final step.
I hope to finish it in a couple of days. It looks great with my faded denim skirt.


Sonya said...

Oh Habu, how I love you so.

Marnie said...

Lovely. I have two skeins of the stainless/silk blend and I still don't exactly know what I'll do with it but it had yardage galore. I'm really excited to see what you end up doing with it. Felted or no it will be lovely.

diane said...

very pretty.

Anonymous said...

This sounds so interesting, with the silk/stainless steel mix. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Twisted Knitter said...

This is so lovely, Kat! I'm glad you like it!

Nora (of Black Dog Knits) also had mixed feelings about felting but she tried it and thinks it's stunning!