Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I was all ready to experiment with some Habu silk and bamboo, but now that I can look at the pattern more closely, I'm thinking that Martha would be better knitted with yarns more appropriate for cooler weather. Specifically, I think the elasticity of wool would work well with its sideways construction.
It seems to me that silk, bamboo, cotton, or linen might stretch in an unflattering manner, but something really springy like a couple of strands of wool sock yarn would be terrific, particularly, handpainted yarns (maybe one solid and one variegated) to play up the unusual directionality of the piece.
Does anyone have differing thoughts on what fibers would be appropriate?