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Scarlet Moth


Edit:  I wasn’t very clear in this post about the shape and size of this “beheMOTH” as one commenter called my Scarlet Moth.  It’s square and it’s a blanket.  It’s 78″ across!

This is Scarlet Moth.  It’s Anne Hanson’s Wing of the Moth.  I doubled it and it ended up 78 inches square.

Miss Babs Yowza  2,400 yards.  I used about 4 1/3 skeins.  The colorway is Sandi’s Red.  I wish you could feel it.  It’s wonderfully soft.

I don’t know why I was on such a quest, but I knit this in 16 days.  I have a sore arm to prove it.

Scarlet Moth was a stinker to photograph.  It’s actually a true lipstick red.

Thank you to:

~Anne Hanson for her gorgeous Wing of the Moth pattern.

~Miss Babs for her fabulous Yowza yarn. Those 560 yard skeins were wonderful.  The color was even and    there were no knots.

~Woolgirl.  She’s my favorite crack yarn supplier.

~Jared at Brooklyntweed.  His Girasole and other worsted blankets have been an inspiration to many.  Of course, he would tell you his inspiration was Elizabeth Zimmerman.

~My Hero, for putting up with all the things I didn’t do while I was knitting.

I’ll leave you with a few more photos.

I’m in love!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

27 thoughts on “Scarlet Moth


    Just WOW!

  2. Beautiful shawl, beautiful color! And your photos are really cool, too.

  3. absolutely stunning work once again, you are my hero!!

  4. Best way to spend a vacation when there’s snow outside….oh Yeah!

  5. Just gorgeous….a good memory from this trip, too!

  6. This came out beautifully! I wonder if one of Anne’s patterns would work for a baby blanket….

  7. WOW!!!!! You make me want to do a lace shawl in Yowza!! Oh, my!! Thanks for making such a lovely shawl!

  8. It’s gorgeous! Now I need to knit faster!!

  9. GORGEOUS!!!
    but you knew that didn’t you 🙂

  10. You’re awesome! I cannot believe you’re able to ignore almost everything else to knit this beautiful shawl. I get major guilt complexes if the supper isn’t on the stove. Must work on that. What’s really neat is that you’ll have the cabin backgrounds to remind you of that shawl. It looks like a cozy place to knit.

  11. Shew!!! Now this is some serious LACE! Done in worsted…it must hug you back! Stunning! Love, love, love it!

  12. It’s stunningly gorgeous! I particularly like the photos outside with the snow!

  13. FANTASTIC ! Hard to believe that it took only 16 days to knit this ! When did you sleep ???

  14. It’s really lovely. I’m inspired to try worsted lace now, too!

  15. Fabulous 16-day Scarlet Moth! No wonder you had to take your blocking wires on vacation!

    You are an inspiration; I’ve been thinking about a worsted/DK lace throw for a long time, but you’ve just pushed me over the edge.

  16. Let’s see: 16 days? 4.something skeins? 18 people in a snow house? ….ummm Passing down crazy (new blog title) or Passing for Fabulous!!! Wow!! It looks SO soft, and from my favorite designer….. congrats congrats congrats!!!

  17. Oh, it’s just beautiful. Of course, I have a thing for red. And for shawls. What’s not to love? I can imagine how soft and glorious it is in person.

  18. 16 days??? I can’t imagine it – I really can’t!! The red looks spectacular on my monitor 🙂
    Absolutely gorgeous Maria!!

  19. Gorgeous! And your photos are amazing! You could get a job setting up displays. I mean, you know, if you want to quit knitting. 🙂


  21. Absolutely stunning!!! I have two skeins of Yowza and it is so yummy!!! From our favorite crack dealer too!!

    Outstanding job on the Scarlet Moth! Amazing just 16 days!

  22. Really beautiful! And in my favorite color. I’m trying a lace shawl, the Ene Shawl, in a sport weight yarn and hoping it comes out nice and big. Mine will be pink.

    Great job, gorgeous!

    Sheri in GA

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  24. Wow. That is absolutely amazing. I am starting my first lace project so this totally inspires me!

    I am in shock you made this in 16 days. OH. MY. GOODNESS.

    I am in total AWE!! Love it!

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