Graphium by Rachel Molenaar


February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
485 - 535 yards (443 - 489 m)
easily adapted (sample is 46" around the neck edge; 27" deep at point)
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Graphium weiskei lives only in the highlands of New Guinea. Like many of the butterflies in the Graphium genus, the purple spotted swallowtail has intense pastel patterning outlined in black.

Graphium is curved asymmetrical triangle worked from narrow tip to broad end. Bands of lace in a colorful hand-dyed yarn are separated by narrow stripes of black. The lacy black edge is worked as you go, using basic intarsia techniques.

Graphium is easy to enlarge (or reduce). You will need about 2.5 yards of MC for every yard of CC.

Graphium is charted with full written directions for all charts.

The new pink sample was knit from one set of Gradient Minis in “Glasswing” and one skein of Iachos in “Smoke.”