Habu's Tsumugi silk is out of this world.

When our shipment of Habu A-1 2/17 Tsumugi Silk cones arrived in the shop last spring we were excited.  Dawn decided it was her new favorite yarn and we were all eager to play with it. habu 2A bit late to the party, Kate finished a project last week that sat on her needles all fall.  She took 4 cones of the yarn with her on a trip and very quickly realized that she should have been knitting with this yarn ages ago.It is now her new favorite and she is eager to find a handful of new lightweight spring and summer patterns so that she can knit with little else.This is her recently completed Jet Stream shawl designed by Heidi Kirrmaier. jet stream 02Kate held two strands of the yarn together throughout the project and knit it up with a US4 needle.  She completed the pattern as written using only 3 cones worth of yarn.  Since she loves lots of volume in her shawls, she elected to add some pattern repeats using up all the yardage available in her 4 cones."This yarn is heaven to work with!  I can't say enough about the sheen, drape and luscious fluidity of the fabric.  It is just what I would want in light summer knitwear."She has plans to cast on for Pam Allen's Harpswell Apron and is on the lookout for other pattern ideas for a drapey light pullover. (Perhaps a Boxy is in her future?)When you are ready to start thinking about lighter knits for spring and summer, consider our new (and continued) favorite: Tsumugi Silk.