Gothic Butterfly by Nicole Feller-Johnson

Gothic Butterfly

no longer available from 1 source show
September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
240 - 550 yards (219 - 503 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL/ 32",34",36",42',26"/1,1,2,2,2 skeins
This pattern is available from for $4.00.

Inspiration for this piece came from the Bee Mice Elf colorway “Metamorphosis” that I spun in wide gothic stripes—I love the high contrast combination of aqua and black! When I designed this, I wanted a silhouette that mimicked the dips and curves of butterfly wings, and used the blue morpho butterfly as a visual guide. This tank is curvy, sexy, and delicate all at the same time… the corset styling plays on the Gothic aspect, while the ruched center panel reminds me of the fluttering wings. Let this tank transform you into someone daring and gorgeous!

The striped sample shown has black satin ribbon straps, the Teal sample has I cord straps. Also, please note that the 34” sample used every bit of the Mountain Colors skein!

Other NFJ patterns, custom dyed yarn or fiber, as well as and pattern support are available for this project at !

A thank you to our models, Kathryn Johnson (Blue tank) and Janelle Henry (Striped tank)!
Also, a huge thank you to our testers, Mandie Levin and Charlotte Des Roches!!

Enjoy :)