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beckyrhae
05-18-2007, 06:22 PM
Have I told you that I love my LYS? I'm the youngest knitter for the most part, (I'm definately the wildest with my bright red hair and buzzed haircut.)

Anywho... the owner of the LYS went to market awhile back and when she came home she was most excited about HABU textiles. A Japanese company that has the coolest yarns. Mixes of silk and stainless steel, paper, merino... just spiffy stuff.

Well these kits (http://www.habutextiles.com/webfile/kit-78.html) finally came in and she is letting me knit one up for the shop! Yippee! Its merino wool and silk stainless steel. The directions are written in the traditional Japanese way and just a little on the vague side so I'm waiting on an email to clarify before I start.

A few pictures of the yarn...

Merino (cream color)
Silk Stainless Steel (steel grey)
WIP on size 8 ... I stuck corks on the ends of my DP needles because the stainless steel and addi's did not like one another. :)

carmabelle1191
05-18-2007, 06:25 PM
Never seen that before! I wonder if the yarn would be hard to work with, or if I'm just being too literal.:teehee: Let us know how it works out!

marykz
05-18-2007, 07:14 PM
that is VERY cool- I think I saw one other garment made from it on Craftster- I think the knitter's name is olgajazzy? it was the neatest shawl/ objet d'art that you could sort of mold into the shape you wanted and it stayed put, yet it was fluid, like yarn. I can't wait to see what you think about it! Definitely keep adding WIP pictures...

Andrea
05-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Gorgeous! What are you going to make with it?

BinkyKat
05-18-2007, 07:18 PM
I saw a cool handbag pattern a while back I think on Marnie's blog that called for stainless steel yarn carried along with another.
Very groovy!:thumbsup:

cam90066
05-18-2007, 08:28 PM
WOW! The SS yarn is amazing! Love the color and look forward to seeing what you make with it.

cam

beckyrhae
05-18-2007, 08:36 PM
Gorgeous! What are you going to make with it?

I will make this scarf (http://www.habutextiles.com/webfile/kit-78.html)

knitrageous
05-18-2007, 08:59 PM
Methinks you are spoiled! :-)

I don't see the scarf...

Glasses are a wonderful thing. I see it now! I want to see it when you're done.

Knitrageous

ecb
05-18-2007, 09:06 PM
I did, its neat and ODD at the same time

Mommy22alyns
05-19-2007, 10:03 AM
That is so cool! It's amazing what they can make into yarn.

psammeadred
05-19-2007, 10:40 AM
Wasn't there a scarf from this in Scarf Style? That was cool. And good for you getting to knit the sample!

mwedzi
05-19-2007, 12:38 PM
Oh, a woman at a knitting group I went to once was making that, the scarf with the steel yarn. It was pretty cool. Habu is not my style; it's very minimalist. But I do appreciate its cool factor.

sara_jayne
05-19-2007, 12:39 PM
What an interesting idea - those colors are beautiful! I can't wait to see the FO and hear your experiences! How cool that it gets to go on display at the LYS!

hellokitty165
05-19-2007, 02:08 PM
i heard alot of Habu textile... it in NY... sure will popped in n browse !

beckyrhae
05-22-2007, 12:25 AM
Updated... now with WIP pic

marykz
05-22-2007, 08:52 AM
neat new pic! how do you like it so far? I'd love to feel up this yarn, but my LYS isn't cool enough to carry it yet.....

sara_jayne
05-22-2007, 10:14 AM
That is so pretty! Is it hard to knit with? Does it scratch the needles?

beckyrhae
05-22-2007, 12:55 PM
neat new pic! how do you like it so far? I'd love to feel up this yarn, but my LYS isn't cool enough to carry it yet.....

That is so pretty! Is it hard to knit with? Does it scratch the needles?

I'm enjoying the knit tremendously, the fiber is very soft it is mostly silk after all... but knowing that you are knitting with stainless steel just ups the cool factor so much you forget about the silk.:roflhard:

Its not hard to knit, but it is slick. I had to switch to wooden needles so I could keep ON the needles.

syndactylus
05-22-2007, 03:47 PM
that's so pretty!
I've been wanting that since I saw the kits on knit-purl.
remind me again why I don't need it! :rollseyes:
do you get to have it eventually?
hope so.

Kaydee
05-22-2007, 04:13 PM
That's so cool and it looks really great!

Beginagain
05-22-2007, 05:54 PM
That's great! Wow, there's so many fibers we never think of to use for yarn?
Can't wait to see it when it's done!

beckyrhae
05-22-2007, 09:30 PM
that's so pretty!
I've been wanting that since I saw the kits on knit-purl.
remind me again why I don't need it! :rollseyes:
do you get to have it eventually?
hope so.

I'm sure I will buy one for myself after knitting this one for the LYS. Its just too cool not to.

carmabelle1191
05-23-2007, 05:48 PM
Yay, progress! It's looks hard yet soft at the same time. Looks like you can mold it into different shapes.

ArtLady1981
02-27-2011, 06:39 PM
Fantastic! I've been seeing a lot of fantastic HABU projects lately!
How did I miss this fabulous yarn! It's now 2011!

offgridgirl
03-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Very cool!!! LOVE IT!!:woohoo:

Clarity
03-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Nice. I saw some steel yarn a while back, and wondered about the best use for it. Then I remembered that I'm sensitive to steel, so it was a moot point.