I’m mesmerized by the cones of yarn from HABU textiles. Silk stainless, paper moire, paper linen and tsumugi silk to name a few. Kushu Kushu merino and silk stainless scarf designed by Setsuko Torii, uses four different needle sizes which explores the effects of tension and gauge within the design. The co-mingling of the silk merino and silk stainless steel begin the scarf, while the silk stainless steel stands alone at the other end of the scarf.
The pattern consists of a numbering system familiar to Japanese knitters. The numbering system produces a straight-forward schematic, thus eliminating questionable interpretations associated with writtern instructions.
After knitting the scarf, I incorporated wooden beads secured with silicone rubberbands for resists, and lightly fulled the scarf by hand.