Friday, March 24, 2017

Butterfly & Cocoon Pattern ~ discount available now!

Hi, Knitters,
All of the beautiful photos in the post today were taken by Carrie Bostick Hoge of Maddermade and Making Magazine. Some of the photos originally appeared in Making Magazine 2: Fauna.

Today, the Butterfly & Cocoon pattern is available for download via Ravelry. I have put the pattern for sale at a special discounted price starting today and going through Sunday, March 26, 2017! The price is set at $4.50, no coupon code is necessary, and the regular price starting Monday, March 27, 2017 will be $5.50.

We will be having kits for this pattern from Barrett Wool Co. when we get our new shipment of our Home yarns. The new shipment is arriving in a couple of weeks. We are so excited to be fully back in action with all of our yarn lines.

Also, another quick note. I just saw that my Sheep! pattern has made it into Round 3 of the Mason-Dixon Knitting March Mayhem! That's so exciting. Voting is now open for Round 3 and if you are so inclined I would love to have your vote to get into the Top 2 patterns in my category.

Here is some more information you might like to know:

Butterfly & Cocoon


October 2016

Sport (12 wpi) ?

6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch

US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm

200 yards (183 m)

5½" tall
This pattern is available for $4.50 USD
 buy it now or  visit pattern website
Discounted price of $4.50 is available today, March 23, 2017 through Sunday, March 26, 2017! No code necessary. Starting March 27, 2017, the price will be $5.50! 
Finished measurements
5½” (14 cm) tall
Chickadee by Quince & Co.
(100% American wool; 50 grams / 181 yards)
• 1 skein each (only small amounts of each color are used) in the following color ways:
Sample 1: Kumlien’s Gull (A), Egret (B), Shell (C), Split Pea (D)
Sample 2: Clay (A), Chanterelle (B), Aleutian (C), Honey (D)
Sample 3: Iceland (A), Petal (B), Lupine (C), Pomegranate (D)
50 yards (46 meters) or less of each color in sport weight yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Removable stitch markers
• Fiberfill
• Safety eyes, size 4.5 mm (see Notes)
• Black embroidery floss
• Waste yarn
6½ sts = 1” (2.5 cm) in stockinette stitch with smaller needles
6 sts = 1” (2.5 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Butterfly is worked in the round from the bottom up and stuffed as you go. Face detail, wings, and antennae are added after. Cocoon is worked from the bottom up in the round, then bound off at beginning of hood and continued in garter stitch. Top of hood is grafted, with stitches kept live at center of hood to make I-cord loop.
Warning: Safety eyes are considered a choking hazard for young children and infants. Embroider eyes if this is a concern.

Now for a look at some playful photos by Carrie!

I love this one as it shows the little loop at the top of the hood.

So sweet!

Thanks for your continuing support. I really appreciate it and I hope you take advantage of the pattern discount if you're interested in knitting your own set of Butterfly & Cocoon toys!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you get to spend some time knitting. I'll be back soon with more.
xo ~ susan