Habu Textiles catalog at one point became a bible for us, no blasphemy there. Their website sometimes is hard to keep up with due to new yarns coming in and discontinuing from the mills. So whether current or not, we are going to try our best to document and give as much information on Habu textile yarns so you can refer to it as a more detailed catalog with photos of swatches, gauge, yardage, contents information and our suggestions for usage.
They are going to be at random, but on the sidebar you would be able to view those posts under Yarn Information Category and you would be able to narrow down your search with the help tags.
N-6B KONNYAKU (VEGETABLE ROOT) SIZING SILK
177 yds [159m] /1 oz[28gr]
Available in 4 colors as well as N6 is a natural color.
Swatch above was knit with yarn held double on 3.25mm needle and got following gauge 26 sts and 32 rows over Stockinette Stitch knit flat. Working with this yarn felt like working with tape yarn, crisp and smooth texture.
Sizing is a kind of a glue (most of the time starch based) that holds these tiny strands of silk together into a flat, straw looking yarn. After multiple washes sizing washes out and breaks down, that makes “straw” effect go away. Best way to preserve this look of the yarn is to either soak to wash or dry clean it.
Single strand creates a transparent and drapey garment on 2.75-3.25mm needle.
Held double works great with textured stitch patterns on 3.25-3.75mm needle.