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Topic: DORMANT: Butterfly Shawl from knit 1.  (Read 6282 times)
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butterlite
« on: May 18, 2006 09:47:40 AM »

Was wondering if anyone else would like to join me making the Butterfly Shawl from the new Knit 1.? There is a picture of it in the previews of the mag on the http://www.knit1mag.com/this/fashion/2006summer/frida.html it's  the top pic.

The pattern calls for Lion Crochet Cotton which is a size 10 mercerized crochet cotton. It's not widely available (only at Lionbrand web site)
so I bought Caron brand size 10 mercerized cotton crochet thread  in the 1000 yrd size which was on sale at my local Joanns for $3 a ball as opposed to the $5 a ball for 400 yards of the Lionbrand.

I've been working on the large butterflies, but just the butterflies, not the mesh to creat the square yet. It's really easy to memorize the butterlfies, I can make them without  looking at the pattern now.

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butterlite
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006 10:03:54 PM »

I've finished all of the 21 large and 7 small butterflies. I've started the mesh on one small butterfly but realized that I need to have the large squares all finished and connected first. I have 3 of the b-flies meshed as of tonight...3 down, 19 to go....hahaha. It's going slow with the mesh  cuz I havn't worked with such a tiny hook since I was a kid. But so far I'm lovin getting back into crochet, and this is the perfect project for it also...I adore the shawl and Frida is one of my favorite artists to top it off.

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butterlite
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2006 06:19:08 PM »

Well I suppose this is my first crochet-alone... Cry hahaha jk I crochet alone all the time.

Here is a picture of the progress I have made so far. As you can see I've only finished the mesh on 6 of the squares. And I'm sure you notice that one butterfly is missing, well that particular one got drunk and tried to crochet it's self last week  Grin (that crazy butterfly.) Anyway, It's looking nice so far , don't you think?



by the way this is the first pic I've ever posted, I just finally figured it out, but if anyone can tell me how to post my pictures directly from flickr, that would be awsome.
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knits_with_animals
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006 05:45:44 AM »

Normally I knit (hence the name) but when I picked up the new K.1 I knew I wanted that shawl.  I will check out my JoAnn's store on Monday for supplies so you won't be working alone.  Your work looks great.  Is the pattern too tough for a novice?
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butterlite
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2006 09:04:46 AM »

YAY  KWA I'm so excited this isn't a crochet-alone anymore  Grin

Oh , this is pretty easy..you can definitely do it...it's all basically single, double and triple crochet stitching with lots of chaining for the mesh. And , if you get lost or confused about anything, I'll walk you through it.
I decided to cro all the butterflies before taking on the mesh...and after making all the large ones, the small ones are  a breeze!
By the third butterfly I had it totally memorized.  I had to do the multi-color highlighter thing, cuz I always loose my place when reading the directions.
As of last night, I have 10 squares meshed...I'm so excited all I want to do is mesh mesh mesh.

I normally knit also, I learned to crochet when I was 6, but I taught myself to knit last winter and I usually get pretty absorbed in whatever I do, so it has been a long time since I've crocheted,but yeah when I saw the shawl, I immediately started researching yarn...


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apixiegrl
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006 09:12:52 AM »

this is absolutely beautiful....i can't wait to see the finished shawl. I wish i had time to make this.. maybe some time in the far future
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2006 05:26:13 PM »

butterlite, that took my breath away! It looks absolutely gorgeous so far!

Ack, I have to get this mag... but I can't until payday.  Embarrassed

thanks for posting the info about hook size and yarn amount, that helps alot. I think this is actually going to be quite cheap to make! I am a knitter normally too, but i am totally inspired by your progress butter!!!

Great job!  Grin

emms

 
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butterlite
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2006 12:14:55 AM »

You are too wonderful Emms!!

Here is another progress shot...I've been jamming on the mesh, finished the large butterfly squares, and started the mesh joining rounds...I was a bit confused by the directions for the joining rounds, so i just started with the bottom square and have been zig zigging to add them...always starting with the right side, ending on the Left... this is a crappy shot but...for all intents and purposes, it will do.



more progress shots tomarrow!
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butterlite
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2006 07:43:30 PM »

I'm fringing ...    Grin

I should be done within the hour...I'll take some pre block pics to show off.
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butterlite
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2006 08:28:04 PM »

I FINISHED  Grin Grin
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