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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Indigo Butterfly

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Pattern: Butterfly
Source: Rowan 37
Yarn: ~400yds of Jaggerspun Zephyr in Indigo
Yarn Source: Springwater Fiber Workshop
Needle: Clover US6 24" Circular
Size: XS-32"
Made for: G's sister
  1. Yarn substitution, required is Rowan KidSilk Haze
  2. Went down a needle size to US6
  3. Knit the edge lace in one continuous piece
  4. Knit the body in the round

I absolutely love this knit! Okay, I really didn't think it will turn out this stunning which was why it took forever to finish this. Really, lace looks awful when you are knitting it up. After blocking it, it looks neater but I was still unconvinced. I know, I know, I should know better given how Madli turns out. But that's a shawl with more intricate lace design and this is a... top.

Now, I just don't want to give it away!!! Somebody please wrestle it away from me and put it into that bubble pack envelope addressed to my FSIL and sealed it up!!! And of course mailed it out before my self-control broke and I ripped that envelope into pieces. Oh why do I have to choose such a beautiful knit to give it away? Why? Why!!!!

Note to self, never model for knits that I am going to give it away.

Oh well, I will just have to settle for knitting another one for myself then. All in all, this is a very easy lace knits. I do not like seaming and I think seaming something so delicate will just make it worst so I choose to knit this in the round. I used Jaggerspun Zephyr for this and it is fast becoming my favorite yarn. The sheen of the silk is so much more apparent for this color than it is for the white.

Next up in lace, I am making the sampler stole from A Gathering of Lace.


Blogger Ruth said...

dang girl - that's SO pretty!! all your beautiful lace FOs make me jealous. I hope to come out with some FOs eventually too. and yea, i love that book, A Gathering of Lace. gorgeous stuff. =)

18 March, 2006 19:55  
Blogger jacqueline said...

gasp! butterfly looks gorgeous. the colour suits you perfectly and the yarn looks wonderful in that pattern.

18 March, 2006 20:09  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Stunning work!

18 March, 2006 21:43  
Blogger goodkarma said...

It's gorgeous. You must knit one for yourself now! :)

18 March, 2006 21:59  
Anonymous Liz said...

it looks like it was made just for you... absolutely gorgeous, i can see why you don't want to send it off. you'll have to make another in your most favourite colour

18 March, 2006 22:27  
Anonymous kessa said...

2 words. Its lovely!

Now let me go admire that lace some more

19 March, 2006 01:09  
Blogger iSeL said...

Soo pretty and I never got to see it in person. What's up with that?

19 March, 2006 10:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Jade, it is gorgeous!! You have to make another one for yourself. Great job!


19 March, 2006 12:06  
Anonymous erin said...

Butterfly turned out great in zephyr and it fits you so well, I can understand how difficult it must have been to part with it!

19 March, 2006 20:45  
Blogger Tess said...

Butterfly looks great. I think even better than the ones I've seen in mohair.

20 March, 2006 13:23  
Anonymous Tara said...

Absolutely Stunning! Enjoy it.

20 March, 2006 23:35  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow. I love your Butterfly. You've inspired me to give this pattern another try. I have a problem knitting with Kidsilk Haze, so Butterfly never got off the ground for me. But hey, I don't have to use the KSH, right? Your choice of yarn looks gorgeous, too. Thanks!

23 March, 2006 01:00  

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