KIBOUSHI - Kettle Yarn Co.


June 25, 2020


I did an live IGTV yesterday for Kiboushi! I gave an overview of colours currently available in the yarn used - Islington fingering... while trying not to die of heatstroke in 31C. Watch me sweat it out! 😝🥵

By Yuri Nagoaka, Kiboushi  in Islington fingering is a stunning lace top for summer! With a split-hem, and draped boxy shape, you'll be able to throw this over dresses and jeans for a light coverup on summer nights.⁠

Kiboushi means Hosta in Japanese, as this light jumper is named after its delicate flowers, which is mimicked in the stunning lace pattern. Yuri chose Squirrelly for the design, a warm, silvery taupe.

I created a video of all the Islington colours currently in stock that you can use for your own #kiboushisweater:

Find the kits in shop and the pattern on Yuri's Ravelry page. You'll find her as @handknitlife on Instagram and Ririko on Ravelry!

Finished circumference at bust
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7, 8) =
97 (110.5, 124.5, 138)(151.5, 165, 179, 192.5) cm /
381⁄4 (431⁄2, 49, 541⁄4)(593⁄4, 65, 701⁄2, 753⁄4)”

British Bluefaced Leicester, silk
400m / 437yds per 100g skein
3 (3, 4, 4)(5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Shop Kiboushi Kits

Colours available:

Blighty Light Squirrelly Pirouette
Cobalt Nori Prunella
Copper Ochre Siren Call
Cranberry Old Smoke Squirrelly
Icicle Padparadscha Tide
Julep Persimmon Turmeric
Kelp Pewter Voodoo
L'heure Bleue

Pink Panther


New to Islington fingering this week is smokey, sage Pewter. Here it is below in Kiboushi!

I am still busy restocking Islington for summer. If you wanted something that was out of stock, check the shop to see if it is back!

From left: Squirrelly, Pink Panther, new Pewter, Turmeric

Over the last few weeks I've dyed more Squirrelly, Turmeric, Voodoo, Siren Call and Nori. Coming soon - more Cobalt and L'heure Bleue.
I've used Cobalt for my own Kiboushi and it is fab!
You can order now on these hues when they are out of stock for delivery when they are ready.

Take care and sending warm hugs,  

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