|Habu Kit with Extra Fine Merino yarns in six colors|
Now to swatching. Using 5.5 mm needles per instruction, I cast on 25 stitches and knittted two rows each in all the colors: A throug O. Looks really loose, too loose, actually. I've never done such loose knitting before and was really nerveous.
After felting, though, the fabric fluffed up quite alot and you cannot see the table's surface through stitches, though it is rather loose compared to other hand knitting I've done. I've never careated such a fabric before. It is definitely new. Do I like it? I think I do. The garment will be very light weight and soft.
My row gauge after felting was almost at target, but my stitch gauge was a bit off. To make sure that the garment does not turn out too large, I will be using 5 mm needles.