Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Entomology by Laura Nelkin for Knitty, Summer 2009
Schaefer Yarn Co. Anne - 1 skein, sadly not given a colorway name
Size 8/0 beads
I believe an Addi Turbo US 5 - probably 24 inch, but don't quote me on that at all as I forgot to record the needle size.
June 2-22, 2010

The color is rather difficult to photograph - blues and purples being the most difficult colors for my camera. Think sea colors - beautiful cool blues and greens. I'm very happy with the way the color turned out in the finished piece - not pooling or flashing or doing any other crazy thing. It's just the right amount of variegation to hold up well in a lace pattern.
Speaking of lace patterns - I adore this one. I'm not sure if I see dragonflies or angels in the finished piece, but that's part of the beauty. I love how it pulls the yarn so that the colors appear in waves within the pattern, and I love the geometry of it all.

The beads are the perfect matte turquoise - reminding me somewhat of sea glass.
Yes, it was a happy knit.


The Silverwood Family said...

Amazing as always!!! Great job.

quantumtea said...

ooh! Very pretty. Multiple beads on multiple YOs is something I haven't seen before.

margene said...

Beautifully done! It looks like peacock feathers.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely marriage of color and pattern. Very nice!

Anne said...

GORGEOUS! I love those colors - and the knitting is wonderful!

A Day That is Dessert said...

It reminds mde of seaglass too. Great!

Paula said...

The color and pattern work so well together. Amazing job!