October 13, 2008

Habu Bamboo Pullover

Pattern: mine
Yarn: Habu bamboo XS-32 20/18, Color Charcoal (4), 6 skeins
Needles: US 4 Addi Turbos
Ravelry link
I finally took some photos!
I love this yarn!!! It is one of the nicest yarns I have ever used, smooth and silky and soft. It is also heavy and drapey, so it's not really appropriate for anything that needs stitch definition, or to hold a defined shape. But it falls over the body like a sheet of water--it's delicious to wear.
So, I made this pattern up as I went, specifically for this lovely yarn, with some preliminary drawings, and a general idea in my head. I took no notes, and re-did the neck twice, so I'm sort of fuzzy on specifics. A couple of people have asked, however, for a clue to its general construction, so I've tried to describe it here.
This is one of my favorite knits, much due to the gorgeousness of the bamboo yarn, but it took me a while to come up with something that was really right for such a heavy yarn. Yay for Habu!!! How I love them.... ;)
Cross-posted at Yarnmonster.

14 comments:

Lin said...

That is just gorgeous, and if I was as beautifully slim as you I would make one too!

t does wool said...

it is gorgeous,and looks wonderful...maybe you will share the pattern at some point!

I'm all agog said...

That is such a beautiful sweater!! I would love to work my way up from scarves and hats to this someday...

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

beautiful sweater!
and loved your blog! come and meet mine! :)
kiss from Portugal!

tommiejo said...

Yes you are an inspiration to us knitters!
ALSO~
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Thanks for sharing

Molly said...

Inspiring!!! I have so many plans for habu yarn and you've just increased my urgency 10-fold.

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CULTURE CREATORS said...

Gorgeous, great job.



xCC

Ilan said...

I'm more of a photo fan that knitting so I'll just comment that I really think that in the first and second photos - you have a great portraits.
I love the "hidden" smile on the first one :)
Nicely done! The sweater looks awesome as well of course :P

the seventy tree said...

Hello. This is fantastic, I love it, and would so wear it! Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have some gorgeous creations.
Kerry.

ellesmommy said...

Love it!

Maria Llanos said...

wow great!!!

la sirene said...

Hello You! I just discovered your blog and it's really beautiful! I love that model on the fotos, i think i will be tempted to knit one for me... May i?
I'm so happy to have found a new fantastic, inspiring, enthousiasming blog as yours*** See you soon

Claire said...

Pretty!!!