So, we’ve been talking about embroidering on things to mend them, and we’ve been talking about patterns where the plan from the beginning is to embroider on them. But there’s something else you can do.
You can totally decide to embroider on a pattern that didn’t originally call for it. That’s what I’m going to do here.
This pattern (one of my discontinued ones) didn’t originally call for embroidery, but it lends itself to it rather nicely. And since I know I’m going to stitch on it later, I cast on with the color I’m going to use for the embroidery, worked a row or two, then left myself a nice big yarn butterfly that I’ll embroidery with when I’m done with the knitting. I suspect it’s going to be rather delightful!
Yarn is Little Skein Anne’s Harvest Sport (and oh, oh it’s yummy…you know how usually I find myself grumbling that a lot of yarns feel like there’s more air than yarn and you can’t get a solid fabric to save your life? Yeah, this is the opposite of that. It feels…substantive…in a way most yarns don’t these days, and it’s a treat).