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Isn't it lovely?
I struggled a bit to start off as the book is written in German so had to try to figure out what the pattern said! So a bit of trial and error involved but I got there in the end. This is another pattern that provides good practice for the Catherine Wheel Joint. I can't really tell from the picture in the book (or from the pattern) if that's the join that was used but it does look nicer on the larger wings of the butterfly.
I would call this a slightly challenging pattern, the most difficult part being the antennae with the Josephine knots and the very long picots. For the second one, you have to start with a long picot, make the JK knot and then carry on the chain with another larger picot and I found it worked out best using two picot gauges on that antennae. I also ended up twisting mine three times before connecting them as I felt it gave them a nicer look.
I might have to redo this again in a plain colour. Is the variegated too distracting do you think? I tried to find the "gentlest" variegated I had... this is a thread I don't think I've used before: it's Altin Basak 50 in colour 3053.