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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Butterfly Wrap

While at the CGOA conference in Manchester, NH this past summer, I visited the Red Heart yarn booth.  All of the women there were very helpful - Amy, Donna and Kathleen.

The Butterfly Wrap (designed by the Double Stitch Twins) was on display on a dress form and it caught my eye. Since then I have been planning to make it. 

(You can find the free pattern here: http://www.redheart.com/search/apachesolr_search/butterfly%20wrap - Note that there is a correction posted with the pattern)

It worked up very quickly. I enjoyed working with the Red Heart Treasure Yarn.  I paired the Horizon colorway with a medium weight coral color (instead of another color of the Treasure Yarn as the pattern suggested).
I love that this design has such a unique back view and with the tie in front, the wrap stays in place.  As a busy mom of 3 young children I need to wear wraps that stay put - I don't have time to constantly "re-wrap" my wrap!
Another great yarn from Red Heart, Unforgettable, was showcased at the Knit and Crochet Show.  It is 100% acrylic but looks like wool and comes in beautiful colors.  I was looking forward to crocheting with it since wool irritates my skin.  It is much thinner than the Treasure yarn so when I made the same Butterfly Wrap with Unforgettable (Candied colorway) still using the large hook called for in the pattern, it turned out to be a size perfect for one of my daughters. 
Another great thing about a skein of Unforgettable is that it has a lot of yardage and it is very inexpensive.

1 comment:

  1. great :D
    Greetings from Poland