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 the Peacock Butterfly as the inspiration for this colorway. This beautiful butterfly is primarily red with sections of gold, lilac, and black. I dyed the gold, lilac, and black in short segments over 1/4 of the skein and the deep red for the other 3/4, so this would be great for one of Dawn Barker's fabulous assigned pooling patterns. Of course it would also work great for more typical patterns as well.
I dyed it on Stained Glass Sock, which 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 butterflies' wings. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
Peacock Butterfly on Stained Glass Sock
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
I included a photo of a combination of butterfly colorways that includes the Peacock Butterfly. The last one includes the entire collection thus far.
Here are some suggestions for knitting patterns that would look great with five butterfly 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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