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Old 05-18-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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knitting with stainless steel yarn NEW PICS!
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 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.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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Never seen that before! I wonder if the yarn would be hard to work with, or if I'm just being too literal. Let us know how it works out!
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:14 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:16 PM   #4
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Gorgeous! What are you going to make with it?
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #6
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WOW! The SS yarn is amazing! Love the color and look forward to seeing what you make with it.

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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Gorgeous! What are you going to make with it?
I will make this scarf
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:59 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 05-18-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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I did, its neat and ODD at the same time
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #10
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That is so cool! It's amazing what they can make into yarn.
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