Friday, August 19, 2011

Butterfly Wrap

I'm calling this my Butterfly Hybrid wrap.  It's made of all those single balls of Noro Silk Garden, and other random pretty yarns I found in my stash.  It started as a knitted project, and ended as a knit and crochet project.  The pattern I started with is called the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl, by Sarah Bradberry via Ravelry.

I was totally inspired by this one by MagpieIma on Ravelry.

After three times losing count and frogging (rip it, rip it) back several inches, I decided to change the bottom to crochet, which is a bit more forgiving.

I'm happy that I switched to crochet, as it resulted in a a nice drape, and it's plenty big enough to really wrap myself up in it this winter.  I may even be able to use it instead of a coat.

When it's all spread out, it looks like Butterfly wings.  I'll take a picture as I'm blocking it to show the whole thing.

And, yes, only a true knitting freak knits a heavy wrap with all wool yarn during one of the hottest summers in Maryland.

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PegS said...

That is really gorgeous!! I would not have thought that using up yarn odds and ends could have such a beautiful result. Nice work.

Green Mountain Realty said...

Beautiful, Love this

JennyTheArtist said...

i saw this pattern and so fell in love with the shawl. i so wish i could knit.... what are you doing with yours?