January 22, 2008

Habu Kit 110

Habu Kit-110
Kit-110: Mohair Pullover; purchased at Habu Trunk Show at Wildfiber
Yarn: Habu Tsumugi Silk Combination A-110 1/0.9 and
Habu Kid Mohair N-52 1/20

Habu Kit-110
My first experience knitting a Habu sweater! Not a bad experience, although I had a few bonehead moment...dropping stitches and adding 24 rows to a sleeve which had to be frogged back and redone.

The edges of the sweater are silk and the body and sleeves are mohair. The Habu Kid Mohair is soft, light and pretty easy to work with. There was practically no stray fiber floating about as I worked with it and it remained intact after the rows and rows of frogging I did. The completed garment is so light and has such a pretty halo to it.

The original sweater we saw at the trunk show was a light green, but gf decided on pink, edged with a darker red/brown. When I first saw it, I wasn't sure about the combination, but against her skin tone, it's perfect.

I'm really proud of this garment. It turned out beautifully and it looks great on. Yeah! I'm so happy it's done!


Queen of the froggers said...

It is lovely and looks so light to wear. I feel the need for more habu!

Teri said...

Lovely work. I love the combination of fibers in this kit.