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Kyuu by Kirsten Johnstone
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2,509 yards
Habu Textiles A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel
4 skeins = 1244.0 yards (1137.5 meters), 56 grams
South Seas Knitting
colourmart 3/20 nm 4ply cashmere
Light Fingering
1.15 skeins = 1265.0 yards (1156.7 meters), 172 grams

a test for Kirsten…
indigo with a black spark…
reinforced softitude…

Making this Kyuu was an exceptionally beautiful experience, a bit like a looong stark walk in the earliest hour of the morning or sloooowly sipping a cup of evening-tea on the porch surrounded by hot summer steam after a rainshower,…
There is something outworldish and sublime in these moments where -as you contemplate, you can almost touch the soul of the world and you are simply grateful for its beauty…

The pattern (seamless !), the actual knitting, the yarn-combination and colour (shibori-type-indigo) all together gave me a feeling of fluidity and balance.

The resulting garment is clever, modular and contemporary. Cache-coeur, gathered whimsy, de/refolded jacket, penguin tux (tied behind my back).

Mine will be a ‘vetement vivant’, I’ve decided to wash the garment only very gently, and so the cashmere has not yet bloomed fully, but I really really like the way it is at the moment, the silk stainless sparkles through like stars in the night and the fabric is super light, smooth and drapey. I know that as I wear Kyuu, it will change and become slightly more rich and fluffy, that will be yet another interesting dimension…

A warm thank you to Kirsten for in letting me test this beautiful Kyuu, I could touch the sublime!

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by Habu Textiles
69% Silk, 31% Stainless Steel
311 yards / 14 grams
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  • Project created: November 1, 2011
  • Updated: November 22, 2011