A good thing

As crafters,we occasionally stumble across a pattern or a yarn that we'd love to knit again and again.  Kate first cast on with Habu's A-1 2/17 Tsumugi Silk last November when she used a double strand to knit up Heidi Kirrmaier's Jet Stream shawl.jet stream 02She developed a lasting crush for Habu silk yarns and looked forward to casting on with it again.A visit to the shop this Spring meant that cones of Habu's N-85 Tweedy Silk went home with her destined to become a relaxed, swingy summer sweater.  Initially, she planned to reinvent Pam Allen's Davis pattern (which calls for Kestrel, an aran weight linen yarn of a completely different gauge).DavisDawn's finished sample confirmed that Davis is a perfect summer pullover. But Kate realized that reworking the gauge would require a bit more math than she felt willing to tackle while enjoying a relaxing summer.Instead, she opted to cast on for Amy Miller's James pullover.  After seeing Felicia's James on the Craft Sessions blog, she recognized a perfect match for the Habu yarn she couldn't wait to start knitting.james-01Just as she hoped, the flattering A-line shape works perfectly with the soft flowing silk fabric created by this Habu yarn.  It has a delicious drape and the tweedy texture makes the simple stockinette come alive.We hope that you can visit our sample in the shop while summer's heat makes working with lighter yarns as appealing as a dip in the pool.  We'll find the perfect yarn for this pattern if you too decide to cast on for a James of your own.