Black Butterfly is certainly one of my most dramatic colorways. I dyed the yarn black with short segments of burgundy rose, teal, bright blue, and lilac fairly evenly spaced around the skein.
I wove one of my daughters a vest using Black Butterfly as the warp along with black handspun for the weft. The last photo shows that.
I dyed it on my Sparkly Merino Sock yarn base, which has just enough sparkle to really show without compromising the softness of the yarn.
Name: Black Butterfly
Yarn Weight: Sock/Fingering Weight
Yarn Base: Sparkly Merino Sock
Length in Yards: 409
Ounces/Grams: 4.0 oz/115 grams
Contents: 92% superwash merino, 8% lurex
Colors: Black, Burgundy Rose, Teal, Bright Blue, and Lilac
Instructions: Wash by hand or machine in cold water and air dry.
Black Butterfly would look lovely with Burgundy Rose or Lilac.
PROCESS AND PACKAGING
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.
Happy fiber artistry!