Flickflauder shawl by Sabrina Schumacher

Flickflauder shawl

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
470 - 520 yards (430 - 475 m)
50cm x 135cm
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When I spent watching people paragliding in Eastern Switzerland, I saw lots of butterflies. The canton of Appenzell has for „butterfly“ a special word:

Flickflauder (flɪkflaʊdeːɐ)

This inspired me to design this triangular shawl.
The body of the shawl is knitted in stockinette, surrounded by a lace border with butterflies.
The lace is knitted on both sides. Therefore it‘s
recommended for intermediate knitters.

The lace includes gathered stitches. In the pattern is a tutorial included how to knit this specific stitch.

The instructions are charted and written.

main colour: 218 yards / 200m
contrasting colour: 306 yards / 280m
(I recommend to use the lighter colour as the contrasting colour, as it will be used for the lace.)

Finished measurements
wingspan 53 inches/ 135cm
depth 19.5 inches/ 50cm

24 sts and 36 rows = 4“/ 10cm in stockinette stitch and blocked