March 15, 2008

Habu linen paper sweater






This sweater was my first experiment with Habu yarn. The first thing I made was the paper silk shoulder bag (kit 13S), and I knew I had to knit with the paper yarn again - no doubt, you all know the feeling.   I combined three strands: Habu linen paper and lace weight merino wool, and Crystal palace kid merino, which I already had.  The border at the bottom is in khaki linen paper and grey merino, the body is in grey linen paper and olive merino wool. The third strand is the same color for the whole project. I like the color, but I don't think I'll use Crystal Palace kid merino again, apart from the price there is nothing much to say for it. The sweater is in soft A-line, sleeves are bell shaped at the bottom. To give the illusion of a longer neck I tried a “deception device”: to make a crew line in the front and a stand-up collar in the back with an edge in khaki linen paper. It’s light as a feather and surprisingly warm - it kept me warm in December in Moscow!  It was not easy to photograph (especially with one’s computer camera), I am afraid. I tried!

4 comments:

Helen said...

It looks wonderful. How amazing that it should be so warm. Did you make the pattern up yourself?

hermitknitter said...

Thanks! I used an old pattern from Vogue for the armholes and cap shaping, but the rest I designed myself. The photo does not show how beautiful the texture is, I am afraid, and because it has gray, olive green and black in it, it goes beautifully with so many different colors.
I would like to try to use this combination of yarns with Habu's silk mohair instead of kid merino, it would probably be even more luxurious!

Ava said...

What a great looking sweater! and the photos are good.

elsa eriika said...

I just found this blog! So many beautiful works here!