I've been obsessing over this shawl for a few years now. I think I visited the Habu site at least once a week to admire it. I discovered too late that Habu discontinued the cashmere in the color I wanted. It can be made with Geelong lambswool, but only the cashmere came in the screaming neon lime/yellow that I wanted. I was crestfallen. I found it on sale at Purlsoho, luckily. I hope I have enough.
The shawl consists of alternating panels: one knit with one strand of A-60 shosenshi paper knit together with one strand of cashmere in straight stockinette, the other panel is three strands of cashmere knit into a leaf design. The panels are knit together using a 3-needle bind off and one strand of cashmere with beads strung on. Should be interesting. I bought the beads for it yesterday at Bead Obsessions in Old Town Alexandria.
It should be a fairly simple knit except the leaf and stockinette panels require different needle sizes and it took a while for me to get gauge and for each piece to be of equal length. This is supposed to be the project I turn to when I’m in “process knitting” mode - which is fairly often, instead of dishcloths, since I have no more room for the latter! Stay tuned.