August 30, 2007

Habulishious Tunic

I have had a love/hate relationship with Habu. As I spoke about in this HabuTextile post, I hate spending money. Habu is not, what you would call, a yarn that you can get on sale at Michaels. However, Olga (my friend, enabler, and huge reason why my credit card bill gets bigger) got me HOOKED. Like, addicted, I would almost say I am nearing crack addict status, but I strive for a PG rated blog, so I will not go that far.

The Habu Tsumugi A-1 for this tunic was actually a left over Olga had. I had always wanted to make this Tunic in the Rebecca #31.

However, this yarn did not yield the same gauge, so I had to recalculate the entire pattern. I am fascinated with this yarn. It is completely organic, and the result is a nice and flowy and (dare this wannabefashionista say it) utterly comfortable! There is this boho look and feel that comes with this tunic, but I am going to see if I wear a white tailored shirt underneath, and some dress pants how this looks.

Project Details

Project name: Bramble Tunic from Rebecca #31
Yarn: 6 skeins (double stranded) of Habu Tsumugi A-1 2/1 Coloway 83- Cork
Needles: Addi Turbo's US 5
Modifications: Umm... I recalculated the entire pattern to fit my gauge. Time consuming, well worth it.

The only problem is...what Habu project will I do next... trust me... more of that to come.


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iSeL said...

Oh, the whining! :)
Beautiful, Paloma. Don't be so is short.

I know your little (big) Habu secret...

Ulli said...

what a beautiful sweater!

Olgajazzy said...

What can I say? Of course blame me and Habu got our cc bills growing, but I just adore the texture and the tunic is person is fabulous!! And I do admire your growing speed, Palomita! Love it, I bet you will enjoy wearing it and will get plenty of compliments on it for many years to come!

Ruth said...

It's lovely!

Stephy said...

Oooh, it looks wonderful and utterly comfortable--I love the drape!

Queen of the froggers said...

Beautiful and the colour is lovely.

Kitty Kitty said...

Heheh... You are absolutely right, Olga is a great enabler. It is really beautiful, Paloma. I love the texture and it looks lovely on you.

Twisted Knitter said...

It's truly gorgeous, Paloma!

Thank you for sharing your project details -- I love the simple but elegant look of the tunic. It looks very comfy.

Janet (Twisted Knitter)