When I first started using the Stained Glass Sock yarn base, I loved the idea of creating a collection of butterfly colorways using it, and I've finally done it!
I used an Indian Jezebel butterfly as the inspiration for this colorway. I included a photo of this beautiful butterfly. The top of the wings are all white, and the outsides are a combination of white, black, yellow, and orange. I dyed it with assigned pooling in mind, so one-quarter of the skein is the yellow and orange while the rest remains the undyed white with black of Stained Glass Sock.
Stained Glass Sock is a soft and squishy 2-ply yarn made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The thing that makes Stained Glass Sock uniquely wonderful is that one ply is made of white wool while the other alternates between black and white, so when I dye the yarn, it looks like leaded stained glass--or in this case the black lines in monarch butterflies' wings. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
Indian Jezebel Butterfly on Stained Glass Sock
Assigned Pooling Colorway
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
The last photo shows a fantastic fade made with five different butterfly colorways. The colorways are named after the butterfly species I used as the inspiration. From left to right the colorways are Zebra Longwing, Indian Jezebel Butterfly, Quino Checkermark Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly, and Colorado Hairstreak.
Here are some suggestions for knitting patterns that would look great with five colorways together. The links lead to the specific patterns on Ravelry.
*Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
*Saturate by Mara Catherine Bryner
*Mixology by Casapinka
*Fadient Destash Wrap by Xandy Peters
*Mothwings by Larissa Brown
*Inward Wrap by Marsha Healey
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