After many years of knitting the simple elegance of the original Butterfly Shawl, I felt it was time for an update. I continue to love the simplicity and versatility of this pattern - you can knit it in virtually any weight by adjusting your needle size. It is a good pattern for someone just getting into lace knitting as it isn’t too difficult, but it is just as good for the experienced knitter looking for a simple knit that has just enough interest so as not to get bored. The shape is such that it looks like a butterfly when it is layed flat (I named it while it was blocking!) and it sits perfectly on your shoulders so you don’t need a pin to keep it in place!
I have recently done a couple of samples in the fingering weight yarn Peppino by Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, and the drape works beautifully with this pattern. So I decided to rewrite it with this yarn in mind…
Design by: Danielle Comeau
Yardage: 575 - 675 yards (526 - 617 m)
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Size: One size
So, I hereby present the Butterfly Shawl Re-emerged, using fingering weight yarn. I leave it to your imagination to decide how many colours your butterfly will have when it finally spreads its wings. I have shown you a two and three colour version in the pattern, but I hope to have many more photos to display on the project page as knitters post their finished garments!
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Knit: Butterfly Shawl Re-emerged