A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
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Butterflies and moths are some of the most colorful creatures in nature. If you ever considered memorizing all butterfly species, you’ve got your work cut out for you, as there are over 20.000 species! Three of these you can get to know a bit better through this pattern, wherein you’ll find thecommon blue*,* orange tipandpurple emperorAnd – to introduce even more happy hues to your knit – try your hand at the handsomeharebell*.*
A butterfly is a fun and fast project, great to use up any scraps you have lying around.
These 5 to 8 cm butterflies were made on 1.25 mm dpn in lace-gauged yarn, but can be done in a heavier yarn and will turn out slightly larger. For the antennae you’ll need some sewing yarn and hair spray or gel. These are an easy, flat knit with intarsia and striped color work and i-cords.
The butterflies can be attached to just about anything, as an embellishment. Or, start your own butterfly collection or,lepidopterarium*!*There will be more butterflies available! Viv
- Independent Designer
- Downloadable PDF
- The butterflies can f.e. be done in single plies of a strand of merino or (Scanfil) mending wool in various shades
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