Some caterpillars takes their time. This was a great project to start on, finding yarn for and getting the chart ready for. The knitting went well and the scarf was growing by the inch. But then, for some reason, the project ended up at the bottom of my pile of unfinished scarves, shawls, sweaters and whatever it is...
Almost a year after I started knitting it I finally finished my butterfly scarf.
And I must say this in the most unnorwegian way: I am so proud of my new scarf. It demands counting stitches all the time as no rows are alike.
And a over two meter long scarf takes time and effort. But mostly, I love the outcome.
The colors and the butterflies are a match. And the frills I knitted just add that little dot over the i.
I must say that I was thinking of another color with the Kauni yarn, but ended with white since that would give the scarf the best background.
The butterfly chart is from the finish mittens book, Sata Kansanomaista Kuviokudinmallia by Eva Haavisto. The book is from 1947. I altered the chart to get it a repeated pattern for my scarf.
So, should I knit the mittens to go with my new scarf? Yes, I should... Some day... Any day...
Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal
of darkness yet become something beautiful
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn, Rauma Finull
Extra: Four knitted frills
Measure: 240 x 18cm
Pattern: N:o 65, Kotka
My Ravelry Page: Butterfly Mania
|Half the pattern is knitted upside down. To get a good transition I knitted my |
name, year and the word butterfly in the middle of it.