Hi! If you haven’t received box 3 yet, you will soon! I hope you like this pattern as much as I do. It was really fun to design and knit, although it has a few challenges if the techniques are new to you. The pattern name is Raupen Wrap, and raupen is German for caterpillar.
In this month’s booklet, you’ll learn about lace knitting techniques from around the world, several of which are used in this month’s pattern. You’ll also learn about Maria Sibylla Merian’s book about European butterflies and caterpillars.
- Here’s an interview with Florencia Campetella, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, about Maria Sibylla Merian and how her work is important for science today.
- You can read/view the full Raupenbuch (De Europischen insecten) here. (Text in Dutch.)
- You can also read/view her book about butterflies in South America online here! (Text in German.)
Here are some videos to help you with the Raupen Wrap. And look for two more next week, for the later part of the pattern.
Garter Tab Cast On
Estonian Gathered Stitches