I’ve loved Jane Ellison’s Butterfly ever since it came out. But I didn’t think I would want to wear a strongly striped version of it. Plus, the idea of the stripes not matching up along the front just didn’t sit well with me. I knew I’d drive myself crazy wearing it! I’ve been a fan of Claudia’s subtley striped red version, but I don’t spin. I did briefly consider taking up spinning just to make this sweater, but that would be
just another UFO to deal with and it’ll take too long to soothe my NEED IT NOW syndrome silly.
So I filed the idea away and thought that maybe some new yarn would come out for this fall that would fit the bill. Or possibly I’d find something at Rhinebeck.
Then, I was at Rosie’s over the weekend and came across a yarn that might just work — Reynolds Odyssey.
The color choices in this yarn are fabulous! I can’t believe I don’t see this one pop up on the blogs more often. I had a hard time narrowing it down, but in the end I bought 2 colors for swatching — color 476, with shades of blues and greys with a touch of orange, and color 503 in shades of greens and oranges with a touch of blue.
When I need a little break I’ll swatch these up and see what I think. I’m hoping for enough “striping” to show off the chevrons, but subtle enough that when the fronts meet up they won’t look like they’re not matching.