I thoroughly enjoyed working with Noro Taiyo for Ruth’s Entrelac Butterfly Shawl. It’s a perfect blend of 40% Cotton, 30% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 15% Wool. I loved how it felt when I knit with it. The vibrancy of the colors really pleased me.
I got gauge with a #4 needle. I decided to knit it on one needle smaller for two reasons. One, the colors appeared more vibrant. Two, since it was a cotton blend, I knew it might ultimately grow a bit. The smaller needle size would counter act that a bit.
The dimensions before blocking were 18″ down the center spine and 44″ in wingspan. I didn’t want to increase the wingspan, however I wanted to block out the ending triangles to be a bit pointier. The dimensions after blocking were 22″ down the center spine and still 44″ in wingspan. I am quite pleased with the whole enterprise. I could see knitting another one in fingering weight in Mini Mochi or Noro Silk Garden or Kureyon Sock.
I remembered I had another skein of Taiyo in my stash saved for the Taiyo One Skein bag. Since I enjoyed knitting with the Taiyo so much, I decided to knit this bag as a fast food knitting project.