Butterfly Shawl - Re-Emerged by Danielle Comeau

Butterfly Shawl - Re-Emerged

The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze Peppino
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 - 675 yards (526 - 617 m)
one size
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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…

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!

It uses approximately 3 skeins of Peppino. You can do all three in one of his stunning colourways, or two of one colour and one of a contrast colour for the two colour version, or one skein of three different colours for the three colour version.

Needle size: 4.5 mm circular needle, either 24 or 32”
There is now a chart included in the pattern, as well as updated stitch descriptions.