I have been seeing a lot of beautiful butterflies in our backyard lately, thanks to the previous owner who planted lots of flowers that butterflies love. I've even seen a few monarch butterflies, which are my favorite. This yarn colorway was inspired by those beautiful butterflies.
I dyed this colorway 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 monarch butterflies' wings. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
Monarch 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.
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 Indian Jezebel Butterfly, Quino Checkermark Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly (this one), Periander Metalmark Butterfly, and Blue Morpho Butterfly.
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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