Ermine Moth

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Ermine Moth

Postby ScottP » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:54 am

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A vintage pattern attributed to the Rev. Edward Powell. Instructions also call for it be tied with opposing partridge hackles; I prefer this Jingler variation. With a few mods, this would make a decent western Spruce Moth.


hook - Mustad 3999A #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - yarn yellowish orange
rib - Uni-Stretch black
body - dubbing white (original calls for wool; rabbit used here)
hackle - barred cream (white called for but unavailable)
collar - partridge


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Scott
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Re: Ermine Moth

Postby letumgo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Scott,

That is a striking pattern. I love the way the barring of the hackle is complimented by the ribbing. Lovely rendition.

PS - Do you need any white wool? I have a skane of white fishermans wool and would be happy to send you several yards. Just shoot me a PM with your address, if your interested.
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Re: Ermine Moth

Postby ScottP » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:36 pm

Ray,

Thank you so much for your offer and generosity. My wife is an avid knitter and I have access to lots of wool (whether she knows it or not!), but I have even more white rabbit and need to start using it up; being 62, I have a feeling my supply will outlive me unless I start tying a few dozen of these every day (not likely).

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