Thursday, 24 June 2010

My Creative Space - HABU courtesy Prudence Mapstone ...

I discovered HABU on Prudence Mapstone's stall at Sydney Stitches & Craft ...
Originally used as an industrial yarn to create oil filters, now they are available as weavers', knitters' and artists' yarn!
The core is stainless steel and silk is wrapped around the core.
Because of the stainless steel, there is a memory in the yarn.
You can create something.
Twist it around! It will stay in that shape unless you straighten it out.
It is easiest if you knit this yarn in 2 strands, however a lace stitch in a single strand is beautiful. If you work in 2 strands, you will see a variety in the fabric. Works fine as a warp yarn for weavers, but it is a bit tricky, so if you are just starting to use this yarn, go as a weft yarn first.
Taaaa Daaaa ~ here's what I've done so far ...
30 stitches plain stitch ...
will become a scarf!
Gotta practice ~ my knitting fingers need to nimble up ...
it's like an amoeba, with a mind of it's own!

13 Comments:

debby emadian said...

Wow that's interesting, I've never heard of it before....By the way I love your knitting needles.....

曉薇 said...

打聲招呼,祝你一切平安!

beck said...

Can't wait to see the scarf! It looks so pretty & delicate. Hope you are having a productive day xo

angelina said...

oh dear, that looks like dental floss, or thinner! very beautiful!

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, it looks stunning. I love the idea that it has a memory. Must hunt some down to play with. X
ps. Thanks so much for all your kind and wonderful comments on both of my blogs. It means so much to us.

Sally said...

Brilliant. Can't wait to see the finished scarf!!!

韋富 said...

不只BLOG內容很棒留言也很精采 XDDDD

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i've never heard of this before ... but it's going to make the prettiest scarf.
My Creative Space

Silver Strands said...

Oooh - that's going to be gorgeous!
oxoxo
Denalee

debby emadian said...

Hi Cherie it's Debby here. I'm really sorry I just wanted to let you know that I've just found out that the voucher giveaway is only for UK, US or Canadian readers...so sorry....but I'm sure there'll soon be something else for everyone.....

I'm looking forward to your next posting..

Have a fun day,
Debx

林志宏 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。.................................................................                           

GlenS_Mielke12嘉偉17 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.................................................................                           

ecoMILF said...

cool! i'd never heard of it before this. thanks for the tip! xo m.

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