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Monday, September 14, 2009

kitty: Lace Textured Shawl - Habu Textile A-1B Kakishibu Tsumugi Silk

Pattern: Lace Textured Shawl
Fiber: Habu A-1B Kakishibu Tsumugi Silk
Colour: 52

Woho, an FO as I avoid the Phildar sweater that I posted about earlier. I am completely out of black yarn and haven't even started the ribbing for the bottom 1/2 of the front or back. So I need to swatch and do some math and I don't want to. *bleck*

This Shawl started during Summer Solstice as I took part in the observation of Candle Night. I had wanted to be able to take it in my bag for a brainless project during a convention, but it grew to much those first couple of nights and ended up on the back burner.

This pattern started out as another textured shawl recipe shawl, but it took on a life of its own. I had finished a textured shawl recipe shawl in indigo hand spun and wanted something a little lacier. So I started to throw in random faggot stitches. The pattern is made up of a combination on 8 lace patterns and stockinet rows in decreases row counts.

This was the first time I had used the Habu A-1B Kakishibu Tsumugi Silk and I absolutely love the fiber. I used to strands of the yarn held together, but due to the fineness of the yarn it still achieve a lacey appearance. The yarn is rather stiff when blocked. I will be interested to see if it gets softer with use this fall.



  1. gorgeous!!
    love the mix of lace and stocking stitches.

    if you swatch, i'll do your math. :)

  2. it's absolutely gorgeous!! you did a great job.

    - Julie

  3. I think you can have too much of one pink. Which is to say, I might knit something else pink soon, but a different pink, if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for the compliment on my green yarn!

  4. Oh, I love it! Love the color too. May have to copy...

  5. just a huge WOW!