July 10, 2007

"Kusha" Shawl

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 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.


soknitpicky said...

This is looking good already! Does the shawl use a whole cone of the stainless steel?

Ava said...

Thanks! I think it's going to require at least two cones of stainless steel and two of the spiral slub.

Carlene said...

That's just beautiful. I love the colors.

Olgajazzy said...

Looking great, Ava! Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for joining and posting.