Lately I’ve been enamoured with all things Habu! If you’re not familiar with them, they are a Japanese textile company that makes some of the most luxurious, intriguing and unusual yarns. Most people seem to start their Habu experience with the Kusha Kusha scarf kit since it’s a small project and not too expensive ($24 U.S.). And it uses their silk stainless steel yarn and who wouldn’t want to check that out!
The silk stainless steel yarn is much softer than I thought it would be and has a lot more drape than I thought it would but at the same time you can sculpt it into a myriad of shapes. It’s endlessly fascinating. Check out this video from Amy at Knitty
A few blog entries with Habu content definitely worth checking out:
– Fluffbuff’s photos from a recent Habu trunk show.
– This amazing Kushu Kushu Jacket from Knitsane.
– This beautiful scarf from coloursknits