January 22, 2016
January 31, 2016


Project info
Décalage by Julie Hoover
Neck / TorsoScarf
One Size
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1,859 yards
Habu Textiles A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel
372 yards in stash
0.8 skeins = 250.0 yards (228.6 meters)
Shall We Knit
January 4, 2014
Rowan Fine Lace
0 yards in stash
1.82 skeins = 796.1 yards (727.9 meters), 91 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
January 11, 2016
Rowan Fine Lace
9 yards in stash
1.86 skeins = 813.6 yards (744.0 meters), 93 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
January 11, 2016

Bust the Stash Project 3

I don’t mind the stainless silk at all, strangely. But I’m using lace-weight merino with baby suri. I really don’t like suri. It’s got too much halo for me to wear. I’m fine with the look or feel but the fibers make me itchy.

Colour Combo: So I didn’t realize this but I’m going to need twice as much merino as I originally bought (hmmm - not looking so good for stash-busting purposes given that I will have bought 1800 yards of lace-weight merino!) and I’m only going to use about 2/3 of one skein of the stainless steel. I guess, provided I like this finished object, at least I’ll have enough of the stainless left to make 2 more scarves in the future.

Colour Combo Key:

Stainless Colour (A) = (Braun) (I will only use this colour o my final section of the scarf will be knit with the same colour of st. st. as the first…
Merino Colour A = Cameo
Merino Colour B = Antique


I wrote an comprehensive post (great detail) about how to apportion yarn by weight to each of the sections of this scarf. See:


Once you organize the yarn, this can be a very quick - and painless - knit. It’s back and forth stockinette. Not the most interesting work but watching the colours take their pattern is very pleasant. And the finished scarf has the potential to be really gorgeous.


Still have to weave in the ends and block the finished scarf but I have high hopes for the end result. The colour gradation is beautiful. I only wish I’d used up more of the steel (though it really is less fun to knit than wool) and that my yarn didn’t have halo. I’m just not nuts about the feeling of alpaca.


Suggestions for next time you make this:

  • Make the steel wool sections longer (equivalent to the other 4) - 12g x 2 or 12g x 3 of lace-weight yarn per section. Total grams of lace weight yarn needed @156g where 50g of yarn is equivalent to @440 yards.

It’s a great looking scarf - which blocks very nicely and gets quite plump and soft - but there’s not enough impact with the steel yarn sections (and I want to use up that yarn already).


This garment is really special. Sent it to my mum for Xmas…

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January 22, 2016
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About this pattern
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  1. Not quick
  2. Easy
  3. Mindless after yarn set up
About this yarn
by Habu Textiles
69% Silk, 31% Stainless Steel
311 yards / 14 grams

2083 projects

stashed 3124 times

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  1. Interesting to work with (gives texture to other yarns)
  2. Like knitting with metal (not so comfortable)
About this yarn
by Rowan
80% Alpaca, 20% Merino
436 yards / 50 grams

5369 projects

stashed 5504 times

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KristinM100's adjectives for this yarn
  1. Soft and smooth but blooms nicely
  2. Gorgeous colours
  3. Excellent quality for the price, my go to lace-weight
  • Originally queued: January 8, 2016
  • Project created: January 22, 2016
  • Finished: January 31, 2016
  • Updated: March 5, 2017
  • Progress updates: 7 updates