Wednesday, July 11, 2007

WIP Wednesday: "Kusha" Shawl

I finished the Shapely Tank - pictures will follow. I've finished the white turtleneck too. I tried it on again and, oddly, it was longer than it was when I first tried it on! I don't know if I had on different under garments or what, but I may not cut it afterall. In the meantime I couldn't resist casting on for a new project and joining the new Habu KAL. So what else is new?!!?

I bought some Habu spiral slub at Stitches East last year and had no idea what I'd do with this green thread of a yarn flecked with tiny pink fuzzy stuff.

Habu A-172 1/14 Spiral Slub, color 5

So when I saw all the Kusha Kusha scarves and shawls out there, I knew I wanted to knit this thread with wool stainless steel yarn to make a shawl like this one.

I'm knitting it on US 6 Addi Lace Turbos and I can feel the stainless steel lightly, but ominously scraping against the metal of the needles, but I really need those sharp points to easily pick up the stitches. The first few rows looked like this:

Habu Stainless Shawl

The pink slubbies are more subtle in natural light and now it looks like this:

Habu Stainless Shawl

It is fun to shape and form it and mesmerizing to knit. I can't imagine that it will be in the least bit warm, but will be a nice and unusual accessory.


  1. Very interesting I like the slub!

    Can't wait to see your finished objects!! Friday?

  2. Gorgeous photos! I can't wait to see this finished; it sounds like it's going to be one unique piece.

  3. Oh. My. This looks FANTASTIC! (I saw the photos on Flickr and have added them to my faves!)



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