Friday, August 08, 2014

Finale: Nymphalidea 蝴蝶

ProjectNymphalidea 蝴蝶
Pattern Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer, free Ravelry download
Yarn:  Socks that Rock lightweight (yellow/green) and O-Wool Classic 2-ply (white)
Yardage:  360 + 396 yards, used almost all and the shawl is not as big as I'd like
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: June 15, 2014
Cast off: August 5, 2014
Cost: About $20
Notes: Both yarns are used/recycled/discounted, retail prices would be much higher. The O-Wool Classic is very soft, easy to knit, and would bloom nicely after some washing and wearing. A few people in South Bay Knitters are doing a knit-along of this pattern, even tho I didn't have a chance to join them in the meetings but I decided to knit this pattern any way since it's so pretty. It's a very easy pattern, quite a few knit or purl all the way across rows that put me to sleep every night while I knitted in front of the TV. Since I didn't have enough yarn to knit a full 180 degree, the shawl ended up with a significant hump in the middle. It's still quite wearable, and the hump gives me a chance to play with strategic placements.

4 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I've had this pattern in my queue for awhile. I love the colors you picked. I'm sure you will figure out how to wear it.

Chrisknits said...

Beautiful. Love the change of texture. Gorgeous color.

Spinster Beth said...

That's amazing. It looks very difficult!

Cathy Johnson said...

That is really stunning, love the colour contrast.