Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Stainless Steel Scarf

Pattern:  Kusha Kusha Scarf
Yarn:  Habu Textiles A-177 Super Fine Merino (brown), Habu Textiles A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel (maroon).
Needles:  US 3 - 3.25 mm, US 4 - 3.5 mm, US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8 - 5.0 mm  All bamboo straights.
Comments:  I started out with Addi Turbo needles--too slippery!  Moved to Susan Bates--still too slippery.  Bamboo straights did the trick.  This was a fairly tedious knit, as it's all knit in stockinette stitch; the first half with two yarns and the last half with the smaller needles and just the silk-wrapped stainless yarn.  The fine stainless steel gives the scarf a life of its own in that it can be molded and scrunched to look nicely casual and, above all, unique.


Kathy... said...

That is really soooo cool!

twinsetellen said...

Ditto what Kathy said!

Anonymous said...

Ditto again! This must be contagious - the YarnHarlot recently knit a stainless steel scarf too.